Bustle's 2013 Awards for Most Overexposed Celebrity, Best TV Wardrobe, Worst Song, and More
Hello and welcome to Bustle's first annual 2013 awards, the slideshow in which we hand out the awards that the other 20 award shows don't! Who were the winners and losers of 2013? What were the most exciting moments in entertainment this year? At what point will we mention Miley Cyrus? Just sit through this terrible musical introduction, and you'll soon find out!
Oh, we haven't prepared a musical number? My bad. Okay, just click through the slideshow already.
The Most Overexposed Celebrity of 2013
Miley Cyrus, of course. It was Miley's M.O. this year to give us a bevy of things to talk about, and talk we did. Essays were written about her music videos, open letters were written about her twerking, and her lolling tongue was all over the place. Miley's worked hard for this award, so give her around of applause, everyone! Okay Miley, can you at least put your tongue in your mouth to accept the award?
The Most Played Out YouTube Trend of 2013
By far, the Harlem Shake. People made Harlem Shake videos everywhere: in the office, in the military, in the locker room, in the firehouse, in their bedrooms. But weirdly enough, few of these people actually knew how to dance the Harlem Shake.
The Celebrity Most Posed for a Comeback in 2014
The Sexiest Man of 2013
People may have overlooked Gosling in favor of Adam Levine, but it was hard not to notice Gosling this year, with his being a Tumblr feminist and supporting animal rights and all. They may not have seen you, Ryan, but we do. Oh, we do.
The Most Shocking TV Moment of 2013
The Red Wedding on Game of Thrones was the biggest source of pain for TV watchers and the biggest source of enjoyment for book readers. Those who only watched the show came to know just how ruthless George R.R. Martin is as a storyteller, and those who had read the books got to videotape their friends freaking out. Fun and nightmares were had by all.
The Binge-Watching Breakout of 2013
Orange is the New Black wasn't Netflix's first foray into original content, and it wasn't even its most anticipated show. But the dramedy about a women's prison appealed to a mass audience and showcased the reality of the prison system as well as the reality of LGBT relationships. Now all we can do is wait impatiently for Season 2...
The Pop Prodigy of 2013
Who would've thought that a 16-year-old would stage a takeover on pop music? Love her or hate her, Lorde is a strong performer with strong opinions, and "Royals" was this year's unexpected hit. Expect even bigger things from her in 2014.
The Best Finale of 2013
Breaking Bad was a show with an impressive audience and heaps of critical acclaim. So of course, there were weeks of theorizing and analyzing the show before the series finale. We'd say more about the show's final episode, but we don't want to spoil it for the three people who haven't watched it yet.
The Most Fabulous TV Wardrobe of 2013
The show is almost three years old at this point, but 2013 seemed like the year that people got seriously addicted to Scandal. And why wouldn't they? For all the drama, don't you kind of want to be Olivia Pope? The wine, the crisp white wardrobe, the drop-dead gorgeous coats — she's the most fabulous fixer around.
The Most Maimed Dance of 2013
Twerking was already a cultural phenomenon, but then Miley Cyrus blew the lid of the whole damn thing. Soon, people were twerking everywhere — grandmas twerked, people twerked as pranks, and Miley twerked all over the Internet. The worst part? Hardly any of these people knew what twerking even was. New twerking rule: If you must twerk, at least watch a Big Freedia video before you get to twerk.
The Worst Song of 2013
We thought we had reached the zenith of terrible tween songs in the age of "Friday." Then "Chinese Food" came along, and we all learned just how wrong we were.
The Most Public Couple of 2013
America's 2013 Sweetheart
Jennifer Lawrence could do no wrong in 2013. She's funny, she gorgeous, she's just like us, and oh yeah, she also kicks ass and wins awards. America's love for J-Law is eternal, and the Hunger Games trilogy will only make it strong. Watch out, 2014, J-Law is coming for you.