Now, with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens breaking box office records the world over — and generally being about as well-received (by fans and critics alike) as it's possible for as eagerly anticipated a movie to be — it's likely fair to say that the film was already heading up a whole lot of folks' top 10 lists for 2015.
After all, we're talking about the movie that not only returned some of the most beloved characters of all time to the screen, but also introduced us to a horde of new fan favorites. As such, it's not all too surprising that...
'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' Just Won 'Movie Of The Year' At The MTV Movie Awards
Which, while not exactly the most shocking news you'll read this minute, is a nice moment of validation for a movie that was — unfairly, many, including this writer, would argue — largely snubbed when it came to the Academy Awards.
Adam Driver also netted a statuette for Best Villain and Daisy Ridley picked up an entirely unsurprising (and thoroughly deserved) award for Best Newcomer.
Which also served to highlight just how fundamentally lovable Ridley seems to be, and that is always a good thing.
Now, could Lucasfilm maybe just hurry up with that whole "getting Episode VIII finished" thing already? December 2017 feels like a long, long time away, even with Star Wars: Rogue One to tide us over in the meantime.
What do you reckon, though?
Should 'The Force Awakens' have been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?
- via MTV