The 10 Best Entertainment Media Moments of 2013

January 14, 2014

If you happened to miss these great moments, we’ll recap them for you below. Take a look at 2013’s best entertainment media moments.

1. Unsound Adelaide

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This event was a massive success, which was a pleasant surprise. The two-day Adelaide festival had fans swerving rhythmically to the beats all night long, resulting in many people returning on the second day as well.

2. Melbourne Festival

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The Festival overall was a smashing hit, however one event that caught a lot of attention was ‘Life and Times’, which was produced by the Oklahoma Nature Theatre.

The event was a sound and light show that was an autobiography narrated to the background of disco music.

3. The X Factor

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Call it a Dami-lition job, the Korean-born pop princess surged to victory in this year’s decider of The X Factor.

The 25-year-old Brisbane singer, mentored to the title by Dannii Minogue, beat out Ronan Keating’s two-pronged attack of Taylor Henderson and Jai Waetford to win the title and a lucrative Sony Music recording contract.

“After I got that first standing ovation, I thought ‘well, maybe people like me.”

4. Daft Punk

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Their international chart topper ‘Get Lucky’ and the new album have caused quite a stir. The band had some excellent publicity before the album release as well, causing a frenzy for its release, and leaving no one disappointed.

Their album has now been played to the point of insanity, however the genius behind their work cannot be denied.

5. The Great Gatsby

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Though this was a Hollywood hit in the technical sense, it was shot and directed by an Australian, making it a victory for them as well.

The movie was based entirely in Sydney and the actors were guided under the hand of Baz Luhrmann, who did a brilliant job with this depiction of the novel. DiCaprio really managed to capture Gatsby’s essence, bringing the age-old character to life.

6. Anzac Day Celebration

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Australians have proved the Anzac spirit is alive and well, with huge numbers attending dawn services across the country, as the centenary of Gallipoli nears.

Tens of thousands of people stood motionless in the darkness to remember their fallen countrymen and women as they marked the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

The young and old ventured out to watch and congratulate veterans who marched across our states, and overseas.

7. Music Scene

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It was a black carpet event but the fashion was red hot as Australian music’s biggest names gathered for the annual ARIA awards at The Star in Sydney.

“It’s such an amazing blessed feeling to be able to be here and to experience all of the Australian artists,” Alicia Keys said.

While it is all about the music, fashion is integral to the event, allowing the music stars to give fans a glimpse at their style.

8. Blue Jasmine

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Cate Blanchet did it again, recapturing audiences with her brilliant depiction of a crooked Wall Street trader’s wife in Blue Jasmine. Her character was very relatable by women across the world, highlighting the struggles and strife a woman and wife goes through when dealing with a man she cannot leave, but cannot bear to stay with either.

9. Django Unchained

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The original Django received an amazing reception from audiences around the world and no one really believed that Quentin Tarantino would be able to recapture the same audience with the same characters once more, but they were wrong.

The film is typical Tarantino style- loud, abrasive and full of brutal violence in a manner only he can deliver.

10. Vivid Sydney

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Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, the annual Vivid Sydney festival features the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.