2017 was a big year for pop culture and choosing a Star of the year is always a challenge. The Star of the Year could be an actor/actress, a musician, a performer, an iconic pop culture figure, a company…whatever.
The previous winners of this prestigious award include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lawrence, Marvel Studios, JJ Abrams.
This year’s winner:
Gal Gadot was someone who I did not think would be able to handle the role of Wonder Woman. Sure she looked great, but from what I had seen in Batman v. Superman and other films she had done, I did not believe that she had the acting chops to be Princess Diana.
How wrong I was. She was wonderful, if you can excuse the pun. Then, the movie Wonder Woman became a transcendent hit, bringing the female hero to the forefront of Geek culture. And Gal was stand out. She was also one of the stronger parts of Justice League. Wonder Woman was a special moment for girls and boys together. It cannot be overstated how important it is to the young girls of the world to have a hero like Diana. Gal Gadot is truly perfect in the role. I am so glad that I was wrong about it.
Runners-Up: Stephen Colbert, Tom Holland, Disney, Alec Baldwin, Kate McKinnon.
Colbert, Baldwin and McKinnon truly raised their game this year because of Donald Trump. Tom Holland became a new and Amazing Spider-man. Disney is on the verge of purchasing FOX and maybe becoming the leading candidate for the 2018 Star of the Year.