The best and the rest of 2012

Best Comeback

President Obama

The first presidential debate didn’t go so well for President Barack Obama, but he made a comeback in the race. Especially that part where he was re-elected.

Worst Comeback

Madonna

After collaborating with modern artists at the Super Bowl half-time show this year, Madonna proved to everyone that she is no longer into the groove.

Best New Show

Girls

Being a broke post-grad never looked cooler than being a single intern in New York City. Lena Dunham shines in the new HBO series she created.

Worst New Show

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Whoever thought that making a reality TV show about a Southern Georgia family with a beauty pageant diva-child was pretty desperate. Are those even their real names?

Catchiest Single

Gangnam Style

Even though most of us have no idea what Psy is even saying, we still manage to get it stuck in our heads. Can he keep it up with his next song?

Worst Single

Starships

It sounds like Nicki Minaj threw five songs together while working in the studio one day and the result was “Starships.” Her goal? To be as obnoxious as possible.

Best Book Adaptation

The Hunger Games

Usually when a book is made into a film the results aren’t great, but it’s quite the opposite with “The Hunger Games.” The first film was released March 23 and the next film in the series is set to release Nov. 21, 2013.

Worst Book Adaptation

Breaking Dawn – Part 2

After four long years, the “Twilight” series has come to an end. “Breaking Dawn – Part 2” was released Nov. 16. The saga has grossed over $3 billion to date.

Most Predictable News Story

Lindsay Lohan

What did she not do this year? She started the year off great. She finished her community service and hosted “Saturday Night Live.” But then she took a turn for the worst. The latest on Lohan is she failed to pay her taxes.

Most Tragic Celebrity Death

Whitney Houston

On Feb. 11, the pop music world lost a music icon. Whitney Houston was found dead at a Beverly Hilton Hotel in the bathtub due to an accidental drowning.

Entertainer of the Year

Seth MacFarlane

From the release of his movie “Ted,” in which he starred and directed, to being the first “Saturday Night Live” host of the season, to being invited to host “The Oscars,” Seth MacFarlane was on the top of his game this year.

Most Shocking Break-up

Will Arnett & Amy Poehler

The nine-year marriage between Will Arnett and Amy Poehler ending was possibly the most shocking break-up of the year. Makes me rethink the meaning of true love.

A special review by Anna Taylor and Savannah Sawyer