What did you tweet about this year?
December 15th, 2010
08:03 AM ET

What did you tweet about this year?

Having trouble recalling all the movies and TV programs that had you buzzing throughout the year?

The 2011 Golden Globe nominations are a great refresher, but why listen to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association when the Twitterverse has already spoken?

The social networking site’s “Year in Review,” released on Monday, explores the top trends of 2010 – including the top 10 tweeted-about moments in movies and TV.

No surprise in movie-land: “Inception” nabbed the No. 1 spot on the list. Christopher Nolan’s summer blockbuster also ranked No. 3 on the list of overall top trends, trailing only behind the Gulf oil spill and the FIFA World Cup.

“Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows” was the only other movie to make it into the top 10 overall trends, settling in at No. 9.

Perhaps the most surprising flick to wind up in the top 10 tweeted movies is No. 3: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." My guess is that the movie, a tad unconventional and reminiscent of a video game, racked up tweets based on uniqueness alone.

But then again, that’s most likely why “Inception,” which dominated the box office for weeks, was tweeted about so many times: Did the top stop spinning at the end, or didn’t it?

TV, on the other hand, was a little less predictable. The MTV Video Music Awards settled in at No. 1, followed by ABC Family’s summer phenomenon, “Pretty Little Liars.” If that’s not a Cinderella story, I don’t know what is. Of course, I didn’t miss a week - someone had to fill Marquee readers in on all the dirty secrets.

Paranormal hits “True Blood” and “Walking Dead” followed the tween drama, based off the book series of the same name.

Surprisingly enough, award shows nabbed four of the 10 spots on the list, while scripted series like “Glee” and “CSI” took the other six. (Sorry, “Jersey Shore"; not sure how that happened.)


1. "Inception"
2. "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows"
3. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
4. "Despicable Me"
5. "Karate Kid"
6. "The Last Airbender"
7. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
8. "The Expendables"
9. "The Chronicles of Narnia"
10. "Paranormal Activity 2"


1. MTV Video Music Awards
2. "Pretty Little Liars"
3. "True Blood"
4. "Walking Dead"
5. Grammy Awards
6. "Glee"
7. "Family Guy"
8. "CSI"
9. MTV Movie Awards
10. American Music Awards

Are you surprised by the movies and TV shows that made it on the list? What did you tweet about this year?

soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Justina

    The trend I saw in decades is this. First it was about life at its best; our dream come true or what we perceive as our ideal. Then it became more realistic, down to earth. Honesty and accurate portrayal was best praised and acknowledged. Then shocking violences and explicit expressions became popular. Then the descriptions of the darkest evil of human hearts or ugliness. By now entertainers had really run out of ideas. You can't keep audience happy by making them feel like vomiting all the time. So stories of meaninglessness and useless fantasie along with re-makes dominated, though there had been a few gems among the great mountain of trash. Over all, the whole thing made people cheaper, more demanding and less perceiving.

    December 16, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Justina

      In summary, people should care and pursue what is truth instead of what's funny or shocking to imagine. Entertainment is not in a quest of truth, then they should not preach to us or mock those who are serious.

      December 16, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scott

    Scott Pilgrim didn't rack up tweets just because of its "uniqueness"...the comics are a worldwide phenomenon that have sold in the millions of copies, especially among the same young people who are on Twitter.

    December 16, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      It's not that popular dude. It's definitely not a "worldwide phenomenon", and it only sold "in the millions of copies" after it was released as a movie. PS the film tanked due to the same bad word of mouth that tweeted it up it's popularity to begin with. It was the pre-interest and post-hatred of the film that got so many tweets, not its "popularity".

      December 16, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Patrick Dennison

    One show that did not make the list was "Ikonik Images Revealed", which had double-digit Nielsen ratings in many major cities. Twitter also ranked it in the Top 20 Tweets, if I am not mistaken.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lorin

    Pretty Little Liars is a really good show. If you haven't seen it I suggest giving it a try. 🙂

    December 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. babycelebs411

    Haven't seen any of the movies on the list:) I am very behind on entertainment. Mostly I tweeted about our organic baby collection: gooroobaby.com. A year full of surprises and accomplishments. No wonder why i missed everything:) Latest celebrity predictions on our new blog: http://celebs911.com/2010/12/12/messages-from-aboce-for-kendra-and-her-family-a-new-baby-on-the-way/

    December 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Will

    Isn't pretty little liars about Sarah Palin?

    December 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      Yes. It's about the uproarious adventures of Sarah Palin when she moves into the new trailer park.

      December 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steveo

    The irony is that the people who tweeted about the topics above aren't old or mature enough to read CNN.

    December 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cuso

    What is pretty little liars?

    December 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mike

    The town should of made the list

    December 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Agreed. I'm really surprised it didn't garner a Globe nomination. It was a solid action/drama film with a lot of heart and brain. AND it was Affleck's baby... That he could pull it off so successfully is a minor miracle in and of itself.

      December 16, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. palintwit

    I was going to nominate Sarah Palin until I realized they were talking about 'tweets' ... not 'twits'.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. allisonsguestpass

    I clicked on this story just so I could make the following comment: NO ONE CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • news flash

      If no one cared, no one would comment. The fact you announced that you clicked on this article shows how stupid you are for commenting.

      December 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jaanet

    I think you all are stupid for commenting this.....TEE HEE!! FATALITY!!!

    December 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wacko

      What kind of person spells their name J a a net? Some alien, for sure.

      Congrats!!! You're stupid for commenting, also! Maybe you should've just left it away from the message board... that way then you wouldn't be considered stupid... don't post "you're stupid if you comment" if you have to LEAVE A COMMENT on the boards to do so... get it?

      December 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. shaqfuage

    This is news?

    December 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mama panda

    Gosh. The top 10 tweeted-about moments in movies and TV. How exciting is that?

    December 15, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. snj

    Inception was the best movie of 2010. I think, though that Toy Story 3 was also pretty big.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  16. ac

    trueblood and walking dead are not tween shows!!! they are the anti-tween shows...

    December 15, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. Yasini

    The only movies I've seen from that list are inception and karate kid, the other 8 seem like a waste of time and money. As far as TV I'm shocked lost isn't on there. I don't watch any of those programs and I don't know half of those shows. I guess that makes me 25 and clueless.

    December 15, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Will Dweezy

      And you didn't think "The Karate Kid" was a waste of time and money? Interesting. Are you also entertained by home videos of stupid pet tricks? Do you enjoy eating paint too?

      December 15, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      All of the movies on that list were artistically worthless except Inception. Karate Kid sucked for multiple reasons.

      December 16, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  18. Anne

    This says more about the demographics of who watches those TV shows and who Tweets than about how popular the shows are. I don't know a single person who's even aware of the existence of Pretty Little Liars, and at 26 I'm not exactly geriatric.

    December 15, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      That is exactly what I was thinking. Although, I am a little surprised that Jersey Shore didn't rank on the list. My 50 year old parents, who rarely follow pop culture, even know who Snooki is.

      December 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. michaelfury

    Geraldo's change of heart:


    December 15, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • kiki

      Obviously there are a lot of kids tweeting because, the Top Tweeted Movies were 60% pre-teen movies.

      December 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |

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