2020 was a crazy year for all of us, and as we come to a close we’d like to share with you some of the best celebrity moments. With the help of Getty Images and Director of Editorial for Getty Images, Cassie Trotter, here is what made tinsel town tick in 2020.
10. Socially distanced fashion show
“Yet another example of the entertainment industry finding work arounds to keep events moving whilst also complying with COVID safety regulations. This shot is from the Christian Siriano Fashion Show, which was hosted at the designer’s home in Connecticut. This was one of the few live shows from New York Fashion Week.”
Siriano is a former winner of the fashion design competition TV series “Project Runway,” and in recent years, he’s made a name for himself because of his size-inclusive runway shows and clothes. Siriano was also an early US-based designer to volunteer to use his facilities and fabric to make face masks for essential workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On September 17, the designer transformed the backyard of his Westport, Connecticut, home, into a full-fledged runway show that showcased his Spring/Summer 2021 collection.
9. Maxi Shield live stream
“During the height of lock down in Sydney, Drag performer Maxi Shield started hosting a live Instagram chat show “Maxi’s Couch Potato” as a way to keep performing and connected with fans on social media after performance venues were closed. This vibrant shot is a nice reminder of how we all came together during lock down to keep each other happy and entertained.”
8. Travis Scott McDonalds Launch
“2020 also brought us the launch of the “Travis Scott Meal” at McDonalds – this viral shot is from when the musician surprised crew and customers on launch day at his local Maccas in California.”
After weeks of rumors and leaks, Travis Scott has made his McDonald’s collaboration official. Taking to Twitter the rapper announced the fast food partnership writing, “CACTUS JACK FOR MCDONALD’S,” alongside a photo of fries in the shape of the Cactus Jack face logo. Scott’s favorite McDonald’s meal was available for a limited time from September 8 to October 4 in participating locations. In addition to the meal, Scott and McDonald’s also supported charitable organizations throughout the month-long partnership. Cactus Jack designed custom apparel for the fast food chain as well. The partnership accounts for the first time since 1992 that a celebrity’s name is featured on the McDonald’s menu. The last person to be included was none other than Michael Jordan.
7. 72nd Emmys
“This is a shot of the Schitt’s Creek cast after they took home a record-breaking total of nine Emmy awards, making it the most awarded comedy in a single year.”
Schitt’s Creek won nine prizes this year – breaking the Emmys record for most wins in a single season for a comedy. It was a glowing send-off for the Canadian series, which broadcast its sixth and final season this year.
6. Wiggles Live Stream
“After the Sydney Opera House announced the cancellation of public performances in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the venue launched a new digital initiative titled “From Our House to Yours”. This is shot of Emma Watkins of The Wiggles performing on stage at the Sydney Opera House in June for a live-streaming broadcast event. Everyone knows this iconic Aussie group, but this beautifully lit image captures them in a whole new mood, performing to an entirely virtual audience”
Kids of all ages were able to experience the wiggles live show from the comfort of their own homes when Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony took the stage at the iconic Sydney Opera House for a special live stream performance. The one-off concert featured some of their most iconic songs like ‘Hot Potato’ and ‘Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car’, as well as new additions ‘Social Distancing and ‘The Handwashing Song’.
5. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
“Though it feels like a decade ago, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s unforgettable performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show took place just in February.”
The Kansas City Chiefs won the US Super Bowl in February — but if you pay any attention to Twitter, the most important achievement happened at half-time. Latina singers Jennifer Lopez and Shakira delivered hip-shaking choreography and a medley of infectious hits at the event’s half-time show, which is arguably just as iconic as the football game itself. Twitter lit up in support of the performers, with more people tweeting about Shakira than using the hashtag #SuperBowl.
4. Lady Gaga at MTV awards
“The 2020 VMAs was a show like no other. This shot of Lady Gaga accepting her Best Collaboration award for “Rain on Me” in an extravagant mask is so extraordinary as it marks the start of the entertainment industry’s “new normal” approach to award ceremonies.”
Lady Gaga is always one to make a statement, no matter the event, and at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards it was no different. From her red carpet appearance, in bubble head gear no less, to her impressive “Rain on Me” performance alongside Ariana Grande, Gaga — with the help of her stylist Nicola Formichetti — she’s proven wearing a mask, even while singing and dancing on stage is 100 per cent possible, and doesn’t have to come at the cost of style, either.
3. Katy Perry in Australia
“Katy Perry performed at the Fight On Concert in regional Victoria to support firefighters and communities affected by the devastating bushfires impacting the state. This shot of her taking a selfie with the firies is such a joyous portrayal of the global support Australia got during this tough time.”
The American pop singer went out on stage clad in a high-vis dress with matching eye shadow and earrings for the Fight On concert at Pioneer Park Reserve in the Victorian town of Bright to raise money for the bushfire relief. The Alpine Shire estimated the summer bushfires and associated smoke had cost the local tourism industry $90 million, while Tourism North East estimated up to $208 million dollars would be lost across the entire region for the March 2020 quarter. The locals rallied together in hopes the concert will raise much-needed funds, Perry said the real reason she decided on the small Victorian town was closer to heart.
“It reminded me of home,” she said.
2. Jess Mauboy at Fire Fight Australia
“It’s quite surreal to think that this high energy shot of Jessica Mauboy performing at the Fire Fight Australia concert was taken this year. The concert, which took place in Sydney on February 16th, aimed to raise funds for National Bushfire Relief in the midst of one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons. Strange to think that this was one of the last concerts of the year, before COVID took over.”
Jessica Mauboy put on an energetic performance at the sold-out Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief concert in Sydney. The 30-year-old sported a chic pink playsuit by Alice McCall and pristine white sneakers as she belted out the lyrics to her Eurovision song We Got Love. The event had raised over $6 million for victims of the bushfire crisis.
1.Brad and Jen
“Who could forget this iconic shot of Brad and Jen’s reunion backstage at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards? This shot alone, taken by one of our lucky photographers, ignited a global wave of nostalgia for the pair’s couple-hood days.”
The last time Jennifer Aniston won a Screen Actors Guild award, she was starring on Friends and had yet to date her future ex-husband Brad Pitt. Now, over 20 years and a few relationships later, both Aniston and Pitt became winners again at the 26th annual SAG Awards – and they proved once and for all that there’s no bad blood between them.