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Pop culture almanac

Survivor was a hit in 2001, and its popularity lives on. CBS

1998

Best Picture Oscar winner: Titanic
Top-rated TV show: Seinfeld
Grammy Album of the Year: "Time Out of Mind" -- Bob Dylan
Time Person of the Year: Kenneth Starr and Bill Clinton


1999

Best Picture Oscar winner: Shakespeare in Love
Top-rated TV show: E.R.
Grammy Album of the Year: "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" -- Lauryn Hill
Time Person of the Year: Jeff Bezos


2000

Best Picture Oscar winner: American Beauty
Top-rated TV show: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Grammy Album of the Year: "Supernatural" -- Santana
Time Person of the Year: George W. Bush


2001

Best Picture Oscar winner: Gladiator
Top-rated TV show: Survivor: The Australian Outback
Grammy Album of the Year: "Two Against Nature" -- Steely Dan
Time Person of the Year: Rudy Giuliani


2002

Best Picture Oscar winner: A Beautiful Mind
Top-rated TV show: Friends
Grammy Album of the Year: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack -- Various artists
Time Person of the Year: The Whistle-Blowers -- Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom, Coleen Rowley of the FBI and Sherron Watkins of Enron


2003

Best Picture Oscar winner: Chicago
Top-rated TV show: CSI
Grammy Album of the Year: "Come Away with Me" -- Norah Jones
Time Person of the Year: The American Soldier


2004

Best Picture Oscar winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Top-rated TV show: CSI
Grammy Album of the Year: "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" -- OutKast
Time Person of the Year: George W. Bush


2005

Best Picture Oscar winner: Million Dollar Baby
Top-rated TV show: CSI
Grammy Album of the Year: "Genius Loves Company" -- Ray Charles & various artists
Time Person of the Year: The Good Samaritans -- Bill Gates, Bono and Melinda Gates


2006

Best Picture Oscar winner: Crash
Top-rated TV show: American Idol
Grammy Album of the Year: "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" -- U2
Time Person of the Year: You


2007

Best Picture Oscar winner: The Departed
Top-rated TV show: American Idol
Grammy Album of the Year: "Taking The Long Way" -- Dixie Chicks
Time Person of the Year: Vladimir Putin


2008

Best Picture Oscar winner: No Country for Old Men
Top-rated TV show: American Idol
Grammy Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters" -- Herbie Hancock
Time Person of the Year: Barack Obama


2009

Best Picture Oscar winner: Slumdog Millionaire
Top-rated TV show: American Idol
Grammy Album of the Year: "Raising Sand" -- Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
Time Person of the Year: Ben Bernanke


2010

Best Picture Oscar winner: The Hurt Locker
Top-rated TV show: American Idol
Grammy Album of the Year: "Fearless" -- Taylor Swift
Time Person of the Year: Mark Zuckerberg


2011

Best Picture Oscar winner: The King's Speech
Top-rated TV show: American Idol
Grammy Album of the Year: "The Suburbs" -- Arcade Fire
Time Person of the Year: The Protester


2012

Best Picture Oscar winner: The Artist
Top-rated TV show: Sunday Night Football
Grammy Album of the Year: "21" -- Adele
Time Person of the Year: Barack Obama