2016 has come to a close (hallelujah), and as we begin the new year there are plenty of entertaining things to look forward to in 2017. Case in point: the crowning of our favourite stars, TV shows and films. While we may be biased in our own selections, there are the committees and critics that have weighed in their top picks and predictions for the 2017 award season, and with that we shall reflect on the good and the snubs, with some past awards' memories that may seemingly repeat this coming season. From returning vets to a new slew of binge-worthy programming, the 2017 awards season has a stack of names and features that we're stoked to see the outcome of.
But before we get to this year's predictions, let's rewind and recall some of the most memorable moments from 2016.
Another return to the scene in 2016 was funnyman Chris Rock. Rock opened the Emmys with a monologue that called the industry “sorority racist” and while it wasn’t “fetch me some lemonade” racist, it was still indeed racist. He also made sure to tackle the whole boycotting of the Emmys by black artists including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett, which left a bit of an unsettling vibe, but that’s Chris Rock for you. Even so, hearing Chris Rock’s voice again, on such a coveted stage was a nice treat for 2016.