Oscars 2016 top Facebook moments
The 2016 Oscars ceremony included upsets both big and small, long-in-the-making wins, and memorable performances. But a few of the night’s moments generated the most discussion on Facebook during the telecast, including the night’s biggest wins.
Spotlight‘s win as Best Picture (the film also won Best Original Screenplay), despite coming at the end of the Oscars telecast, became the second most discussed moment of the night. The story of the Boston Globe‘s Spotlight editorial team and its investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church took home the night’s final and biggest award, but one award win proved to be even more buzzed about online.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s first-ever win for his role in The Revenant (which took home two other awards during the night) became the night’s most talked about moment on Facebook. DiCaprio’s long hunt for a win has been one of the awards season’s biggest stories (and even the subject of a parody video game), and after five nominations throughout his career, the Revenant actor finally earned himself a Best Actor trophy.
Facebook also said Monday that 24 million people around the world had 67 million interactions (posts, likes and comments) related to the 88th Academy Awards on the platform.
The top five moments of the night on Facebook across the country during the Oscars telecast were:
- DiCaprio’s Best Actor win for The Revenant
- Spotlight‘s Best Picture win
- Lady Gaga’s performance of ‘Til It Happens to You’ from The Hunting Ground
- Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Best Director win for The Revenant
- Mark Rylance’s Best Supporting Actor win for his performance in Bridge of Spies (an upset for a category many expected to go to Sylvester Stallone for reprising his role of Rocky Balboa in Creed)
Check out all of the moments above, and read all of EW’s complete coverage of the 2016 Oscars.