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Damn Daniel, Leo, and Rio: Twitter looks back at 2016

By Adam Flomenbaum | Co-Executive Editor

December 6, 2016 | 6 min read

Damn Daniel over Kanye; a Spanish gamer over Harry Styles; Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead dominating the TV conversation. With another year of entertainment storylines in the books, the team at Twitter looked back at the top moments across the category. They also introduced a #ThisHappened campaign to get people to tweet their own favorite moments of 2016.

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Below, some highlights from the entertainment category:

Here are the trending topics that people talked about on Twitter in 2016:

Rio2016

Election2016

PokemonGo

Euro2016

Oscars

Brexit

Blacklivesmatter

Trump

RIP

GameofThrones

Top Global Retweets:

https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles/statuses/694229236677120000

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/statuses/796394920051441664

Top Trending TV Shows:

#GameOfThrones (Game of Thrones)

#TheWalkingDead (The Walking Dead)

#GreysAnatomy (Grey’s Anatomy)

#DescendantsOfTheSun (Descendants of the Sun)

#MasterChefbr (Masterchef Brasil)

#OITNB (Orange is the New Black)

#StrangerThings (Stranger Things)

#Empire (Empire)

#TheVoice (The Voice)

#Bbb16 (Big Brother Brasil)

Top Trending Movies:

#StarWars (Star Wars)

#SuicideSquad (Suicide Squad)

#Deadpool (Deadpool)

#HarryPotter (Harry Potter)

#Batmanvsuperman (Batman vs Superman)

#CaptainAmericaCivilWar (Captain America Civil War)

#FindingDory (Finding Dory)

#TheRevenant (The Revenant)

#Zootopia (Zootopia)

#Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters)

Most Retweets in Movie/TV:

https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/statuses/754818471465287680

https://twitter.com/Sethrogen/statuses/776160301225947137

Most Followed Celebrities:

Katy Perry

Justin Bieber

Taylor Swift

Rihanna

Lady Gaga

Ellen DeGeneres

Justin Timberlake

Kim Kardashian West

Britney Spears

Selena Gomez

Top Trending Award Shows:

#Oscars

#Grammys

#VMAs

#TeenChoice

#Kca

#IHeartAwards

#GoldenGlobes

#Bbmas

#Emmys

#BetAwards

Top Trending Artists:

#Exo

#Jimin

#Prince

#JustinBieber

#DavidBowie

#OneDirection

#Bambam

#Beyonce

#Jin

#Jungkook

Top Trending Topics in Music:

#Grammys

#VMAs

#MannequinChallenge

#SoGoneChallenge

#FreeKesha

#Views

#IHeartAwards

#Lemonade

#RipChristina

#Exo

Most RTs (Music):

https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles/statuses/694229236677120000

https://twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/statuses/692558445262802945

https://twitter.com/Louis_Tomlinson/statuses/690859667224928256

Top Trending Challenges:

#MannequinChallenge

#SoGoneChallenge

#RunningManChallenge

#HuhChallenge

#TrustFallChallenge

Most Tweeted Videos (US):

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/statuses/789586804450000896

https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/statuses/763459111610646528

https://twitter.com/itsrywoods/statuses/791783994891177984

https://twitter.com/madam_yvonne/statuses/776428193154600961

https://twitter.com/ItsSoccerVines/statuses/740264780385128448

https://twitter.com/NationalZoo/statuses/690915532539838464

https://twitter.com/adamcald11/statuses/785878268427644928

https://twitter.com/ThatShamuGuy/statuses/786046486970859520

https://twitter.com/zaynmalik/statuses/694472734085111808

Most Tweeted GIFs:

https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/statuses/746475768226713604

https://twitter.com/_gamemix_/statuses/705007896568795136

https://twitter.com/LiamPayne/statuses/707525301937512450

Top Trends in News and Politics:

Election2016

Brexit

Blacklivesmatter

LoveisLove

PrayforOrlando

AltonSterling

InternationalWomenDay

PanamaPapers

PrayforNice

Turkey

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