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Oscar Twitter stats: James Franco feels the online love/wrath

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Diane-Lane-castingJames Franco may not have won the Best Actor Oscar, or the hearts of Oscar watchers (save our Ken Tucker), but according to Tweetbeat, which tracks the most talked about things on Twitter, he was by far the most tweeted about personality during last night’s Academy Awards. Of the estimated 400,000 Oscar-related tweets logged — half as many as the Super Bowl — 21,117 of them involved the actor/cohost. Anne Hathaway was the second most mentioned person with 14,530 tweets — though users were kinder to her than Franco. See the full Top 10 list below, along with other fun stats such as: the Top 3 most tweeted designers during the red carpet, the moments that caused “unexpected spikes of tweets” (hello, Melissa Leo!), which films were referenced the most (and whether those sentiments were positive or negative), and who Kirk Douglas bested…

Top 10 People Tweeted About During the Oscars

James Franco: 21,117

Anne Hathaway: 14,530

Natalie Portman: 9,973

Christian Bale: 8,238

Colin Firth: 3,590

Trent Reznor: 3,196

Melissa Leo: 3,156

Mila Kunis: 2,749

Sandra Bullock: 2,360

Oprah Winfrey: 2,295

• James Franco had 68% positive tweets and Anne Hathaway had 76% positive tweets.

Red Carpet:

1. Valentino: Worn by Anne Hathaway

2. Elie Saab: Worn by Mila Kunis

3. Givenchy: Worn by Cate Blanchett

Highest “unexpected” spikes of tweets during the broadcast (in chronological order)

9:01 p.m. ET: Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo drops the F-Bomb during her acceptance speech

9:20 p.m.: 73-year-0ld Original Screenplay winner David Seidler says his father always told him he’d be a “late bloomer”

10:18 p.m.: It turns out it was the year of the musical (with the help of auto-tune)

10:26 p.m.: Billy Crystal takes the stage, to a standing ovation

10:57 p.m.: Corey Haim isn’t remembered in the in-memoriam montage

11:05 p.m.: Best Director winner Tom Hooper references the “triangle of man love” (himself, Colin Firth, and Geoffrey Rush)

Movies (# of tweets during Oscars)

Inception: 7,796

The King’s Speech: 7,114

Toy Story 3: 6,599

The Social Network: 6,125

The Fighter: 3,928

Black Swan: 3,859

Alice in Wonderland: 1,681

Biutiful: 1,384 (But how many spelled it correctly?)

The Wolfman: 909

Sentiment Analysis

• Of the losers, The Fighter had the most number of positive tweets, 70 percent of the positive tweets that were tracked for The King’s Speech, Tweetbeat reports

The King’s Speech received 50 percent more positive tweets than Inception.

Most Popular Award Categories

Best Picture: 8,143

Best Supporting Actor: 4,010

Best Lead Actress: 3,550

Best Lead Actor: 2,469

Best Animated Film: 2,301

Best Director: 2,069

Best Supporting Actress: 2,014

• Best Director had the fewest percentage of positive tweets out of these categories, Tweetbeat notes

Number of Tweets for Winner and Most Tweeted Loser for each Category

Best Actor

Colin Firth: 3,590

James Franco (also host): 21,117

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale: 8,238

Jeremy Renner: 186

Best Actress

Natalie Portman: 9,973

Jennifer Lawrence: 1,155

Best Supporting Actress

Melissa Leo: 3,156

Helena Bonham Carter: 1,167

Other People:

Gwyneth Paltrow: 1,801

Kirk Douglas: 1,648

Randy Newman: 1,521

Robert Downey, Jr.: 1,417

Scarlett Johansson: 1,412

Halle Berry: 1,267

More Oscars coverage:

EW’s Oscars Central

Oscars: What you didn’t see on TV

Backstage buzz from Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo, Christian Bale, David Seidler, Lee Unkrich, and Luke Matheny

Oscars 2011: 20 key moments

Oscars 2011: Best and worst style

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