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The Most Popular GIFs of 2016 Include Barack Obama, ‘Zootopia’

Throughout his eight years in office, President Obama has achieved many things, but today he eclipsed all of them when his illustrated mic drop GIF was named the most popular of 2016 by GIPHY.

An illustrated version of his gesture at the end of the White House Correspondents Dinner speech has come out on top of the 2016 list, which includes Chris Christie reluctantly clapping and, of course, Michael Jordan crying.

In at number three on the list is the sloth GIF from “Zootopia,” which captured a perfect vignette of someone coming to a slow yet amazing realization. The DMV sloth scene was featured in a popular trailer for the animated film..

Another unsurprising addition to the list is a GIF of Leonardo DiCaprio’s wincing reaction to Lady Gaga brushing past him at the 2016 Golden Globes.

Continuing the election theme on this year’s list is a GIF from “Saturday Night Live” of Kate McKinnon doing her Hillary Clinton impression, asking an aid to “meet my hand in the air” as an alternative interpretation of a high-five.

Check out the full list of the top 25 GIFs of 2016 below:

  1. Illustrated Obama Mic Drop
  2. Crying Jordan
  3. Sloth from Zootopia
  4. Unamused Old Lady
  5. Chris Christie
  6. Broad City
  7. Golden Globes
  8. Hello Bear
  9. People vs. OJ Simpson
  10. Deal With it Cat
  11. Hillary Clinton
  12. Minions
  13. Flower scares cat
  14. Sup Seal
  15. Showbiz Pizza Training Video
  16. Slipping Penguin
  17. Mic Drop Captain Obvious
  18. Monkey Love
  19. Rad Dogman
  20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Drinking
  21. Pandas
  22. B—h Better Have My Money
  23. Children’s Hospital – Celebration/Happy Birthday Confetti
  24. 100% Soft Heart Burger
  25. The Simpsons MWAH

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