The Best of the 2010s

By: Melissa Romberg 

With 2019 now officially in the books, it’s time to take a look at the past decade and remember some of the best of the decade. 

2010
Super Bowl Winner: New Orleans Saints

World Series Winner: San Francisco Giants

Stanley Cup Champions: Chicago Blackhawks

NBA Finals Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

Hot 100 Top Song: TiK ToK by Ke$ha

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift

A couple of classics were definitely “Party in the U.S.A” Miley Cyrus,  “Just the Way You Are” Bruno Mars, & “Misery” Maroon 5

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Toy Story 3, Pixar

Highest Grossing Movie: Toy Story 3, Pixar ($1.067 Billion)

Best Picture: The King’s Speech, The Weinstein Company

Some other films you may remember from 2010 were “Coraline”, “Tangled”, “Inception”, & “The Social Network”

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: iCarly, Nickelodeon

Shows like “Victorious”, “The Walking Dead”, “The Great British Baking Show”, “Shake it Up”, “Sherlock”, & “Pretty Little Liars” first aired in the 2010s. In animation “Adventure Time”, “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” and “Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated” had first aired in 2010.

Highest Metascore Game: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Memphis

Fun Fact: The First iPad came out


2011

Super Bowl Winner: Green Bay Packers

World Series Winner: St. Louis Cardinals

Stanley Cup Champions: Boston Bruins

NBA Finals Champions: Dallas Mavericks

Hot 100 Top Song: Rolling in the Deep by Adele

Other songs include “Tonight Tonight” Hot Chelle Rae, “Price Tag” Jessie J, “Run the World (Girls)” Beyoncé, “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO, and let’s not forget “Friday” Rebecca Black

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Baby by Justin Bieber

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Rango, Paramount Pictures

Others include “Puss in Boots”, “Rio”, “Cars 2”, “Kung Fu Panda 2”, & “The Adventures of TinTin”

Highest Grossing Movie: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2, Warner Bros. ($1.342 Billion)

“Bridesmaids”, “X-Men First Class”, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “Breaking Dawn Part 1”, & “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” also had over $280 million of Worldwide Gross.

Best Picture: The Artist, Studio 37

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: iCarly, Nickelodeon

“Game of Thrones”, “Black Mirror”, “American Horror Story”, “Once Upon a Time”, & “Jessie” were released.  Some animated shows: “The Amazing World of Gumball”, “Bob’s Burgers”, & “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” were also released.

Highest Metascore Game: Batman: Arkham City (PS3)

Some games that really changed the “game” in terms of graphics include “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, “Portal 2”, & “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations”

Tony Winner For Best Musical: The Book of Mormon

Internet Craze: Planking

Fun Fact: Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton had their royal wedding


2012

Super Bowl Winner: New York Giants

World Series Winner: San Francisco Giants

Stanley Cup Champions: Los Angeles Kings

NBA Finals Champions: Miami Heat

Hot 100 Top Song: Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson, & Lights by Ellie Goulding were all released as well.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Brave, Pixar

Highest Grossing Movie: The Avengers, Marvel Studios ($1.59 Billion)

Skyfall, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, Hotel Transylvania, & Pitch Perfect

Best Picture: Argo, Warner Bros.

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: Victorious, Nickelodeon

The skit show; Key & Peele first aired in 2012

Highest Metascore Game: Persona 4 Golden (VITA)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Once

Internet Craze: “Gangnam Style” horse-riding dance

Fun Fact: London hosted the Olympics in 2012 for the 3rd time

 

2013

Super Bowl Winner: Baltimore Ravens

World Series Winner: Boston Red Sox

Stanley Cup Champions: Chicago Blackhawks

NBA Finals Champions: Miami Heat

Hot 100 Top Song: Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Nick. Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Frozen, Walt Disney Studios ($1.277 Billion)

Highest Grossing Movie: Frozen, Walt Disney Studios

Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave, Regency Enterprises

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: Victorious, Nickelodeon

Cartoon Network had aired the very popular Steven Universe show and in 2019 received its own movie. Michael Schur (“The Office”) also aired his third work based comedy titled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Highest Metascore Game: Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Kinky Boots

Internet Craze: Harlem Shake


2014

Super Bowl Winner: Seattle Seahawks

World Series Winner: San Francisco Giants

Stanley Cup Champions: Los Angeles Kings

NBA Finals Champions: San Antonio Spurs

Hot 100 Top Song: Happy by Pharrell Williams

Nick. Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Story of My Life by One Direction

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Big Hero 6, Walt Disney Studios

Highest Grossing Movie: Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Paramount Pictures ($1.104 Billion)

“Godzilla”, “Guardians of The Galaxy”, & “The Lego Movie” were released and had their sequels released at least four years later

Best Picture: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), Regency Enterprises

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: Sam and Cat, Nickelodeon

Highest Metascore Game: Grand Theft Auto V (XONE)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder 

Internet Craze: Ice Bucket Challenge

Fun Fact: “Taylor Swift accidentally released 8 seconds of white noise on iTunes for $1.29. It became #1 in Canada almost immediately before being removed.”


2015

Super Bowl Winner: New England Patriots

World Series Winner: Kansas City Royals

Stanley Cup Champions: Chicago Blackhawks

NBA Finals Champions: Golden State Warriors

Hot 100 Top Song: Uptown Funk! By Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Nick. Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Bang Bang by Jessie J. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Inside Out, Pixar

Highest Grossing Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Studios ($2.06 Billion)

Best Picture: Spotlight, Participant Media

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: Austin & Ally, Walt Disney Studios

2nd Highest Metascore Game: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (XONE)

First being Grand Theft Auto (This time for PC)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Fun Home

Internet Crazes: Charlie Charlie Challenge & The black and blue/ white and gold dress (it was totally black and blue)

Fun Fact: Same-sex marriage became legal in the United States.


2016

Super Bowl Winner: Denver Broncos

World Series Winner: Chicago Cubs

Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

NBA Finals Champions: Cleveland Cavaliers

Hot 100 Top Song: Love Yourself by Justin Bieber 

Nick. Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Hello by Adele

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Zootopia, Walt Disney Studios

Highest Grossing Movie: Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios ($1.153 Billion)

Best Picture: La La Land, Summit Entertainment… Wait… 

BEST Picture: Moonlight, A24

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: The Thundermans, Nickelodeon

In 2016, Donald Glover’s first show titled “Atlanta”,  the Duffer Brothers’ phenomenon known as “Stranger Things”, “This is Us”, and Schur’s fourth show “The Good Place” were released. 

Highest Metascore Game: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Hamilton

Hamilton was nominated for 16 awards at the Tony’s and won 11; It even received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Internet Crazes: Mannequin Challenge,  Water Bottle Flip, Harambe, Pokémon Go, & RIP Vine 

Fun Fact: The most common password in 2016 was “123456.”


2017

Super Bowl Winner: New England Patriots

World Series Winner: Houston Astros

Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins

NBA Finals Champions: Golden State Warriors

Hot 100 Top Song: Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran

Nick. Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Work From Home by Fifth Harmony

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Coco

Highest Grossing Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Walt Disney Studios ($1.333 Billion)

New Movie Classics from this year include “Get Out”, “Baby Driver”, “Wonder Woman”, & “Call Me By Your Name.” 

Best Picture: The Shape Of Water, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: Henry Danger, Nickelodeon

Highest Metascore Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Dear Evan Hansen

Internet Crazes: Fidget Spinners, Slime, “Distracted Boyfriend” meme, Tide Pods

Fun Fact: There was a total solar eclipse, which was the first to cross over the United States in 40 years.


2018

Super Bowl Winner: Philadelphia Eagles

World Series Winner: Boston Red Sox

Stanley Cup Champions: Washington Capitals

NBA Finals Champions: Golden State Warriors

Hot 100 Top Song: God’s Plan by Drake

Nick. Kids’ Choice Award For Favorite Song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran 

Animated Feature Film Oscar Winner: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Columbia Pictures

Highest Grossing Movie: Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios ($2.048 Billion)

Best Picture: Green Book, Participant Media

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award For TV Show: Stranger Things, Netflix

Hulu released the show Barry featuring Bill Hader in 2018

Highest Metascore Game: Red Dead Redemption 2 (XONE)

Tony Winner For Best Musical: The Band’s Visit

Internet Crazes: “Kiki do you love me”, “Hit or Miss”, “Walmart Yodel Kid”, “Yanny vs. Laurel”

Fun Fact: A record breaking 102 women won seats in the House of Representatives

 

2019

Super Bowl Winner: New England Patriots

World Series Winner: Washington Nationals

Stanley Cup Champions: St. Louis Blues

NBA Finals Champions: Toronto Raptors

Hot 100 Top Song: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Animated Feature Film Golden Globe: Missing Link, Annapurna Pictures

Highest Grossing Movie: Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios ($2.798 Billion)

New Adaptations like “Joker”,  “Detective Pikachu”, & “Rocketman”  were released this year along with some sequels such as “Toy Story 4”, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, “Zombieland: Double Tap”, &  “It: Chapter Two”

Highest Metascore Game: Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (Switch)

Best Picture Comedy/ Musical:  Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Quentin Tarintino

Best Picture Drama: 1917, Neal Street Productions

Best Series Comedy/ Musical: Fleabag, BBC One

Best Series Drama: Succession, HBO

HBO came out with another show titled, “Chernobyl” which I’m sure almost every science teacher at Conard has talked about. And why not also mention one of Disney +’s first shows, The Mandalorian, which had a little bit of something for everyone (Or a little someone for everyone).

Tony Winner For Best Musical: Hadestown

Internet Crazes: “VSCO girl” , “Bottle Cap Challenge”, “Storm Area 51”

Fun Fact: We had the first ever photo of a black hole and Greta Thunberg is the youngest person named TIME’s Person of the Year

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