8.9 Million Oscar Tweets And Their Top Trends
Award season came to a climactic close last night as the 85th Academy Awards had its say on the best of the year. It was a night full of music, dancing, shenanigans, stars, and winners, winners, winners.
Some were surprising (Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained), some were at this point predictable (Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables). But between the bizarre fashion (did you see the Oscar-winner in the pink leggings?!) to the puzzling quirks (Why is Kristen Stewart limping?) and Seth MacFarlane's signature brand of outrageous humor (apparently Chris Brown jokes are okay, but Lincoln assassination jokes are not!), the internet was red hot with watchers posting GIFs, screengrabs and commenting on every single moment.
We're still waiting for the numbers on how many TV viewers tuned into the event, but Mashable has got word on how many Oscar-related tweets were sent out last night. It was a whopping 8.9 million. 2.1 were sent during the red carpet pre-show, but Twitter users kicked into full gear once the show began, sending 6.8 million tweets.
One of the major trending topics last night was #wesawyourboobs, the song number that emcee MacFarlane kicked into with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles reveling in smug glee over all the A-list actresses who showed their boobs in their careers.
Another trend after Adele's big win for Skyfall, when scores of fans declared the prize-winning singer of being halfway to EGOTing. Asked about the possibility, she suggested the next step might be taking a cue from Beyonce.
There was also the bizarre decision to play winners off stage—well force them off—with the Jaws theme, or in the case of Anne Hathaway with the theme from The Godfather, which spurred one Oscar-watcher at our festivities to ask, "Are they going to kill Anne Hathaway now?"
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