For the 16th year in a row, Google has released their annual report listing the most popular figures and movies searched by Egyptians this year.
Brangelina? Hacksaw Ridge? Oh, please. While the rest of the world was caught up digging deep into the divorce of the century, Egyptians were far too preoccupied with other things in the world of arts and culture.
According to the 16th annual Google report, Google's Year in Search report also revealed the most trending public figures of 2016 with the late renowned Arab poet Nizar Qabbani heading the list, which also includes singer Ahmed Sheba, Amr Diab, the late actor Mamdouh Abd El Aleem, and actress Mirhan Hussein, among others. "We always look forward to this part of the year where we share how the world searched for 2016. Year in Search is a look back at what caught the attention and curiosity of our users in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 12 months, and especially here in Egypt," commented Joyce El-Baz, Head of Communications for Google in the Middle East and North Africa.
Top Trending Public Figures
And of course Hollywood ain't got nothin' on Egyptian cinema, especially in 2016 when we're seeing so many Egyptian films make it to international film festivals. Which ones were we most concerned about this year?
Top Trending Movies
If you happened to have missed out on these trending topics, don't fret! We have hyperlinked all the items we have covered this year so you can catch up before the year ends.