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January 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Oscars 2016

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
release date
02/28/16
Limited Release Date
02/28/16
Wide Release Date
02/28/16
performer
Chris Rock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander

Nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards arrived at 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, immediately snatching people’s attention —a lot of people’s attention, according to Twitter.

The social media platform shared an interactive graphic (Twitter Reverb) showing how the announcements rippled throughout conversations online. 

Tweets with the hashtag #OscarNoms peaked at 2,100 per minute at 8:28 a.m. ET and carried that rate to 8:51 a.m. ET, less than 10 minutes after the Best Picture nominees were announced.

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There were some marquee moments from the nominees. Lady Gaga typed a thank you note on her typewriter and shared appreciation for her score for The Hunting Ground. It garnered almost 8,000 retweets as of posting.

After learning of her Best Actress nod, Golden Globe winner Brie Larson thanked the cast and crew of Room. Larson’s tweet got nearly 1,000 retweets as of this posting.

Play with the interactive graphic below.

The Oscars air Feb. 28 on ABC.

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