Zendaya Was Giphy’s Top GIF of 2022

The top Clip featured SpongeBob SquarePants

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Will Zendaya move the two Emmy Awards she received for her work on HBO’s Euphoria to make room for her most recent accolade: Giphy’s top GIF of 2022?

SpongeBob SquarePants was honored, as well, as the Giphy Clip emphasizing the title character’s friendship with Patrick Star was the year’s top Clip on the GIF discovery platform.

Then-Facebook reached an agreement to acquire Giphy for roughly $315 million in May 2020, but the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority ordered Meta to sell Giphy in October, saying that the combination of the two companies “would limit choice for social media users and reduce innovation in the country’s display advertising.”

Giphy explained the methodology behind its lists in a blog post Tuesday: “Giphy has been chronicling the top content on our site for years now (Remember Blinking White Guy? Or “Okurrr”? Or “And I…Oop?”).



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