Jennifer Lawrence had just made her Academy Awards debut as a Best Actress nominee for Winter's Bone in February.
Kate Middleton and Prince William weren't married, the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey still 12 days away. (And perfect timing, because The King's Speech—all about William's great-grandfather King George VI—had just won four Oscars, including Best Picture.)
Ashton Kutcher was married to Demi Moore.
They announced their separation that November.
The Oprah Winfrey Show was still airing new episodes, the iconic host's sign-off scheduled for May 25.
There were only three movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The box office competition would soon be hammered by a fourth, Thor, upon its debut on May 6, making for two worlds in which frozen undead monsters posed a threat.
George R.R. Martin drew from a number of sources for inspiration, including Norse mythology, which is one of the reasons why the Frost Giants the Asgardians battled looked so much like White Walkers, particularly the Night King, who didn't rear his creepy head until season four of GOT.
Fast-forward to 2021, there are now 23 films in the MCU, not including the pandemic-delayed Black Widow and at least 10 others in the works.
Amanda Knox was still in an Italian prison.
She was exonerated and released in October upon the successful appeal of her conviction in the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.
Same-sex marriage was only legally recognized in five states—Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont—as well as Washington, D.C.
New York would pass the Marriage Equality Act in June 2011, leading to widespread celebration—including Neil Patrick Harris tweeting, "David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date." (He and David Burtka eventually tied the knot in Italy in 2014.)
But it wouldn't become legal all over the country until June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that it was unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.
Netflix hadn't produced any original series.
House of Cards was still almost two years away. In 2016, Netflix debuted 126 original movies and series, and this past January the company reached 207.3 million subscribers worldwide.
Barack Obama was in his first term as 44th President of the United States. First daughters Malia and Sasha were 12 and 9 years old.
The fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice was airing on NBC.
Rio, featuring a macaw named Blu, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, topped the weekend box office with $130 million worldwide, besting Scream 4.
Nine days before the inaugural season of The Voice premiered on NBC, "F--k You" by Cee Lo Green was the No. 1 song on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40, while "E.T." by Katy Perry, featuring Kanye West, was in the midst of a three-week run atop the Billboard Hot 100.
The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant, were the reigning two-time NBA Champions heading into the 2010-2011 season.
Kris Jenner only had one grandchild, 16-month-old Mason Disick (here at his second birthday party that December).
She's now a grandma of 10.
Taylor Swift was on her Speak Now World Tour in support of her third studio album.
Selena Gomez had Bieber fever.
Parents of six Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were Hollywood's golden couple.