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20 Defining Pop Culture Moments of the Past 20 Years

20 Defining Pop Culture Moments of the Past 20 Years

Is that a “defining” pop culture moment of the past 20 years? Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesOn February 26, 2017, at the 89th Academy Awards, La La Land was named Best Picture ... but Moonlight was the actual winner. Though it was Warren Beatty who announced La La Land as the recipient of the night's biggest award, it wasn't his fault: He was given the wrong envelope. But the catastrophic event also epitomized the vagaries of influencer culture even as it made that industry’s bubble burst. © LUCASFILMDon't get us wrong: The Mandalorian—Disney’s first live-action Star Wars-related series, which premiered on November 12, 2019—was a big deal.

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