[tps_title]Melissa Berne’s Top 10 Pop Culture Moments of 2014[/tps_title]
It just keeps getting more and more popular and I just started really using it this year. It’s so nifty! Listen to full albums for free? YES PLEASE.
- Rosamund Pike
Any words I use will be an understatement to her performance. Everyone who walked out of Gone Girl just kept talking about her. Even after you left the theater, you still felt her. Amazing Amy indeed. Hollywood, give her more roles! I’m obsessed with the movie and I PAID to see it twice. PAID. TO. SEE. IT. TWICE.
This year, more than recent ones it seems, feminism was in our dialogue constantly. Whether we were talking about Beyoncé, or Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video, or that video where the little girls are cursing, or Shailene Woodley saying she wasn’t a feminist because she loves men, or talking about Gone Girl, feminism was a hot topic spewing out hundreds of essays or articles from various media outlets.
- Jenny Slate
This girl is so talented and she should be everywhere. Her film Obvious Child was so spot- on. Sure, it deals with abortion and it’s funny. But in real life, people try to make light of drastic situations. I applaud Jenny for not only making me laugh, but also for making me feel like I could relate to her. I’m excited for her future projects!
I binge-watched the first eight episodes and I loved it! I didn’t read the books, but of course now I am obsessed with Claire and Jamie. Can I hibernate until April?
- The Hanging Tree
JLaw the Popstar? Who would have thought she’d have a song on the Billboard and score a number 2 spot on iTunes, though?! The song is catchy and so easy to get stuck in your head. And she doesn’t sound bad either. #SlayGirlSlay
- Sophie Turner
Her character on Game of Thrones will be one to watch next season, because Sansa done bossed up! She’s playing her own game with Little Finger and it was fascinating to watch. Who knows what she’ll do next.
- Nick Jonas
He delivered a solid R&B album this year. I don’t listen to the Jonas Brothers, so who knew?! I hope we see more live performances so he can showcase his solo talent.
- Meghan Trainor
I mean, c’mon, THAT song stays in my head!!! Not only is it catchy, but it has a message with substance.
- How To Get Away With Murder
“Don’t be” is one of many badass quotes form Miss Annalise Keating, and it’s enough to keep me watching in January. We get to see Viola Davis showcasing so many different things with this character. She can be scary, sad, seductive and outsmart everybody in the room. It’s no wonder she’s getting all this awards love.