It's impossible to escape the endless stories about the depressing year that was 2016, with a large number of entertainment industry greats taken from us in the past 12 months.
But it hasn't all been doom and gloom: 2016 has offered up some pretty spectacular moments.
Many celebrity favourites have achieved some wonderful things, whether that be a top award in their field, high praise from their fans and peers or just a really good new release.
For others, personal lives flourished, with marriages, engagements and babies happening all over the place.
As we move into a brand new year, let's take a look back at the stars who have had a 2016 to really celebrate.
Leo finally won the Oscar that everyone knew he deserved. He took the best actor gong at the Academy Awards for his role in The Revenant after years of being nominated but never succeeding. His first Oscar nomination was for a supporting role in 1994 and he had been nominated for acting four more times since, including this year.
Hailed as one of the greatest actors of his generation, it was a happy moment when he finally took the golden statue home.
Craig has become known as the ultimate comeback king of 2016. Years after he burst on to the British music scene with garage hits such as Fill Me In, 7 Days and Walking Away.
In September his comeback album Following My Intuition, his first original record since 2007, reached the top of the charts, his first number one album since his 2000 debut Born To Do It.
Craig was also chosen to release the official Children In Need charity single, All We Needed. Kudos, Craig, and welcome back.
Renee returned to the big screen as everybody's favourite single girl Bridget Jones in the third film in the franchise, Bridget Jones's Baby.
The film was well-received and a critical success and secured her place, once again, as one of Hollywood's most lovable stars.
2016 was the year that Ed went from politician to bona fide celebrity gold thanks to his jaw-dropping star turn in Strictly Come Dancing.
The former shadow chancellor may not have won the series, but he was definitely the most entertaining. His Gangnam Style with partner Katya Jones will go down in the show's history as probably the best moment ever.
The BBC sports presenter had a fantastic end to his year as he was crowned the champion of Strictly, despite not being the odds-on favourite.
He and his dance partner Joanne Clifton were utterly and adorably stunned when they were awarded the glitterball trophy after a season of spectacular spins, lifts and tight trousers on the ballroom's dancefloor.
Ore is now on a well-earned break overseas with his wife Portia, so it all worked out pretty well for him in the end.