See which pop culture moments made the list

In 2022, there were nothing short of Google-worthy moments.

From the notorious Oscars clap to the whirlwind romance between Julia Fox and KanyeWest, Google’s Year in Search 2022 reveals the year’s top search trends. These searches refer to searches that had a high increase over a period of time in 2022 compared to the previous year.

The data, released December 7, recaps a year of rising stars and viral moments – such as: Top Gun: Maverick in May. And that’s not all: according to Google, the release of game of Thrones precursor house of the dragon inspired viewers to search how to learn High Valyrian, the fictional language of the series. for music lovers, Harry Styles‘ ‘As It Was’ hit trending searches, as did the Indonesian musician Keisya Levronka‘s song “Tak Ingin Usai”.

Read on to see what else landed in this year’s top trends in Google searches.

2022 pop culture moments to look forward to

What events were you looking for?

Queen Elizabeth the secondAccording to Google, the death of was one of the most popular searches this year. The late monarch – and Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign – died on September 8 at the age of 96. After her death her eldest child King Charles III ascended the throne and at 73 became the oldest person to ascend the British crown.

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Another much-searched-for event was the verdict in the defamation trial between ex-partners Johnny Depp and belongs to amberwhich ended in June when a jury found the Aquaman Actress found liable for defamation of her ex-husband and awarded the actor $10.4 million in damages. As for Heard’s counterclaim against Depp, she was awarded $2 million in damages. Both parties have since appealed.

Also garnering attention in search trends was the Oscars slap — the publicly televised moment when Will Smith took to the stage at the 2022 Academy Awards and slammed Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about it Jada Pinkett-Smithshaved head. Smith, who won the Best Actor award shortly thereafter, has since repeatedly apologized for the altercation, despite being banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years as a result of the incident.

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What was wanted for actors?

Aside from Depp, Smith, Heard, Rock and Pinkett Smith – who led search trends – viewers were also curious to learn more about other stars.

Joseph Quinn became a popular search following his breakout performance stranger things season four. belong to him Evan Peterswho recently played serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Ryan Murphy‘s Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer; Andrew Garfieldwhose outstanding year included an Emmy and Grammy nomination and was widely talked about Spiderman: cameo; Julia Foxthe Unpolished gems Actress and fashion icon whose relationship with KanyeWest twisted heads; and Ezra Millerthe Justice LeagueThe actor is troubled by several legal controversies this year.

Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Love and Thunder

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What was searched for movies?

2022 has offered a lot of movie magic that people have been looking at Thor: Love and Thunder a lot this year.

Action blockbuster Black Adam With Dwayne The Rock Johnson was also very popular, followed by Top Gun: Maverick With Tom cruise and superhero film The BatmanWith Robert Pattinson to play the titular Dark Knight.

Encanto was also a top trend – and the animated film has certainly garnered a lot of support from celebrity families and Google searches alike.

Zendaya, Dominic Fike, Euphoria

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What was searched for TV shows?

HBO’s euphoria was among the top searches for TV shows in 2022 — another accolade the drama picked up after being nominated for multiple Emmys, including an award for second best actress zendaya.

house of the dragon was also popularly searched for, followed by moon knight With Oscar IsaacNetflix thriller series The Observer and invent Annawhich follows the scammer’s career Anna Delvey.

What was wanted for celebrity breakups?

Kim Kardashian and Peter DavidsonThe August split of was a top search trend this year, as was the split in between Michael B Jordan and Lori Harvey in June.

Users also searched for Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers‘ fallout in February, which came a year after Rodgers announced their engagement in 2021.

    Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, end of the year

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What celebrities were looking for Babies?

Even though belongs to amber welcome daughter Oonagh belongs to Paige last year it remained a popular search trend this year as well.

Also, users looked up rihanna‘s baby, a son she welcomed in May. She first confirmed her pregnancy in January, which was announced with sweet photos taken in New York City.

In the world of KarJenner KylieJenner‘s second child with Travis Scott was also a search trend, as well Khloe Kardashian‘s second child with Tristan Thompson.

What was searched for celebrity duos?

Regarding celebrity duos wanted together, Will Smith and Chris Rock Top Search Trends.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen were also a search trend after the supermodel raised concerns about the NFL star’s return to the field. The couple divorced in October after 13 years of marriage.

Another pair on the list of top search trends were Shakira and Gerard Pique. The two confirmed they were separating in June after 11 years together, with the singer later speaking publicly about how “tough” the split had been for her and her two sons. Milan9 and Sascha7.

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