Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mad Max dominate Twitter conversation
Leonardo DiCaprio not only won his first Oscar on Sunday night, but his Best Actor victory also became the most-tweeted moment in Academy Awards telecast history. Though Twitter users weren’t only talking about the Revenant star — the Oscars drummed up 24.2 million tweets between 5:30 p.m. and 1a.m. ET, for a total of 3.9 billion views worldwide, the social media platform said Monday.
DiCaprio did remain the night’s most talked about celebrity on Twitter, with host Chris Rock, nominee Lady Gaga, Best Original Song winner Sam Smith, and Kate Winslet rounding out the top 5. The Oscars’ big winner Mad Max: Fury Road dominated on Twitter as the platform’s most discussed film, followed by The Revenant, Ex Machina, Spotlight, and The Danish Girl. While Spotlight took the No. 4 spot on that list, its Best Picture win was the night’s second-most tweeted moment behind DiCaprio’s triumph.
Mad Max taking home its sixth statue of the night ranked as the Oscars’ third-most talked about moment on Twitter.
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