Every year has moments that mark time and then serve as a reference to remember it. Photos are a graphic document which, in an instant, can reflect a historical fact or an important event. In this review, some moments from the world of entertainment captured by the photos of the Getty Images agency, summarized in Year under review 2022.
Ken Mainardis, Head of Global Content at Getty Images, says: “In 2022, visual storytelling has once again helped define the most critical issues and human achievements of this era. Our Year under review 2022 it’s a testament to the incredible breadth, depth and artistry of our news, sports, entertainment and archive images.”
The slap of Will Smith and Chris Rock
An unprecedented event occurred at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, when the actor Will Smith He got on stage and slapped the comedian Chris Rockwho was on stage as a presenter.
The reaction, disowned by all, was due to a joke made by Rock (also a renegade) about the shaved head of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia. Smith later took the stage to accept a Best Actor Oscar, later apologizing to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other nominees, but not Rock.
From his social networks, Smith apologized, also to Rock, the next day, and resigned as a member of the Academy. Additionally, he was banned from attending Academy events for ten years. The incident greatly overshadowed the rest of the ceremony and sparked all sorts of debates.
Billie Eilish, awarded for her environmental awareness
american singer billie eilish and her mother, Maggie Baird, were honored by the Environmental Media Association (EMA) in recognition of their work to care for the environment. The ceremony was held in California in August and they were recognized as “role models of sustainable behavior” for their work during the interpreter’s world tour. Happier than ever: the world tour.
On that tour, mother and daughter created a series of activities called Overheated), such as dress swaps, documentary screenings, and plant-based eating talks to spread the word about sustainable fashion issues and encourage your followers to become aware of the issue.
Lizzo, proud of her body
Artist Lizzo is one of those determined to end body image bias, and during her onstage presentation at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, she wore a striking jumpsuit made of panels of sheer fabric and pink glitter.
“I love seeing the shapes that my body generates when I move,” said the singer who is the spokesperson for the “body positive” movement and faces the detractors who criticize her. Lizzo considers beauty beyond the hegemonic forms that discriminate against the different and demonstrates that it is possible to be a star outside the box. “I like being fat. My body is sexy,” she says.
Rihanna, shortly before giving birth
Rihanna and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky made out during the Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin party photoshoot in February, held at the Goya Studios in Los Angeles, where they were seen in love and excited about being pregnant four months before the birth of their Firstborn. Thus, the artist wore an outfit that highlighted and celebrated her belly in front of the cameras.
Janelle Monáe: Canadian Premiere
The actress shared the cast with Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson and Ethan Hawe in the mystery film Glass onion: a knife-edged mystery which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is expected to hit the Netflix platform later this year.
The day “Lightyear” arrived in London
In June of this year, the animated film was released light year, produced by Pixar and Disney. It is a spin-off of the saga toy story of Pixar and which, in turn, serves as the story for the human character Buzz Lightyear, one of the most beloved characters of toy story and for this, long awaited.
Directed by Angus MacLane, Chris Evans voiced the lead role and also cast Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Uzo Aduba, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramírez and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Cynthia Erivo, girlfriend at the Tony Awards
The British Cynthia Erivo was one of the protagonists of the 75th edition of the Tony Awards 2022, last June. Though she didn’t win any awards, the star gifted one of the prestigious statuettes to American theater. Stepping down the red carpet, the actress and singer wowed in her spectacular wedding dress with cape included.
Cardi B at the Pride Parade
In June, rapper Cardi B caused a stir at the Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood when she made a surprise appearance in a rainbow tracksuit featuring LGTBQ+ colors. While she was in the audience, the Bronx artist handed out whipped cream with vodka to those in attendance.
Ricky Martin, Elvis fan
One of the most recognized artists of the moment, Ricky Martin, has surrendered to the charisma of another artist who is already a legend: Elvis Presley. In the photo, the Puerto Rican attends the screening of the film Elvis, during the 75th Cannes Film Festival, at the Palais des Festivals in France in May. A special effects filter was used for the image.
travis scott and family
Dozens of celebs paraded on the carpet at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, held in May, but the most eye-catching were rapper Travis Scott with his wife, model and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner and their four-year-old daughter Stormi. That was the first time the three had appeared in public after the birth of the couple’s second child.
Gigi Hadid in “Sex & the City” version.
The imprint of the series Sex and the city, with its iconic characters living out their stories in New York City, continues to exert an influence, particularly in the fashion industry. In March, supermodel Gigi Hadid was featured in a campaign for a cosmetics brand and the chosen aesthetic represented Carrie Bradshaw, the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the series.
Stormzy in action
British rapper Stormzy performed on the atmospheric stage of London’s O2 Arena in March as part of his world tour Heavy is the head. The artist’s exhibitions have generated high expectations in the UK, having been postponed due to the pandemic.
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian: wedding in Italy
Average Kourtney Kardashian and musician Travis Barker tied the knot in Portofino, Italy in the European spring. The entire Kardashian-Jenner clan has moved there, as well as other famous guests such as Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox and Mark Hoppus, bassist of Blink-182, where Baker is a drummer.
This celebration was the second, after their legal marriage in California and the celebration, in a big way, took place in the villa that the famous Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stegano Gabbana of the Dolce & Gabbana brand lent them.
Avani Gregg, chosen by Rihanna
Influencer Avani Gregg was one of those chosen by Rihanna to model the Savage x Fenty Show Vol 4, her lingerie show that differs from the typical show, as it shows energetic choreography, a lot of atmosphere and rhythm and all kinds of bodies. It takes place in Simi Valley, California and is already in its fourth edition.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.