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Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Gravity And THAT Selfie – Twitter’s Reaction To The Oscars [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Gravity And THAT Selfie - Twitter's Reaction To The Oscars [INFOGRAPHIC]

What was your best memory of the Oscars? And did you talk about it live on Twitter?

If so, you’re far from alone. More than 14.7 million tweets about the 86th Academy Awards were shared on Twitter during the Oscars telecast, with conversation buzzing around host Ellen Degeneres (and THAT selfie), nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt, Gravity, Frozen and 12 Years A Slave.

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Tweets About The Oscars Were Seen 3.3 Billion Times Worldwide [STATS]

Tweets About The Oscars Were Seen 3.3 Billion Times Worldwide [STATS]

The 86th Academy Awards was, by all accounts, a major success, picking up its biggest television audience in a decade and generating a serious amount of buzz across social media – notably Twitter, where a celebrity-packed selfie tweet quickly became the most retweeted tweet of all time.

Indeed, the chatter was so significant on Twitter that tweets about the Oscars were viewed over 3.3 billion times worldwide.

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The Simpsons Reveals The ‘True’ Story Behind That Oscars Selfie

The Simpsons Reveals The 'True' Story Behind That Oscars Selfie

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past week (AKA, still using Plurk), you’ll be very aware that a celebrity-packed selfie taken during The 86th Academy Awards by actor Bradley Cooper, and shared by Oscars host Ellen Degeneres, has become the most retweeted tweet of all time, with more than 3 million retweets… and counting.

And now, for the first time ever, we can reveal what really happened the moment that photo was taken, as unveiled by The Simpsons.

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The Oscars On Twitter: 14.7 Million Tweets, 254,644 TPS Peak, Most Retweeted Tweet Ever [STATS]

The Oscars On Twitter: 14.7 Million Tweets, 254,644 TPS Peak, Most Retweeted Tweet Ever [STATS]

Yesterday stars and luminaries from the world of cinema gathered together at the 86th Academy Awards to honour the actors, movies and technical achievements in film in 2013, and Twitter was there to reap the spoils.

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Twitter At The Oscars: 8.9 Million Tweets, 85,300 Tweets Per Minute Peak [INFOGRAPHIC]

Last night the best and brightest of Hollywood gathered for the 85th Academy Awards, with Argo winning Best Picture, Ang Lee being named Best Director, Daniel Day-Lewis winning Best Actor and Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Actress. Christoph Waltz (Best Support Actor) and Anne Hathaway (Best Support Actress) rounded out the big wins.

And Twitter had its own party, too. All-told, some 8.9 million tweets were sent and received about the Oscars, with 2.1 million written during the red carpet alone.

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Twitter, Facebook Oscar Predictions (And Why We Should Be Grateful Fans Can’t Vote) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Who would take home the 2013 Oscars if the winners were determined wholly by social media?

Well, according to Twitter and Facebook, and looking at nominees ranked by shares, Hugh Jackman would win Best Actor for Les Miserables and Jennifer Lawrence would bag Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, which would also be crowned Best Picture.

However, if social media users really had their way, the winners of choice would be very different indeed… and haven’t even been nominated at all.

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Can Twitter And Facebook Predict The Oscar Winners? [INFOGRAPHIC]

As I said around this time last year: no. No they can’t.

Social media can be a great predictor of many things, especially where sentiment plays a major role in deciding the outcome of an event that is shaped by the public. For example, the winner of The X Factor, or even who is most likely to be the next occupant of the White House. What Twitter and Facebook can’t do is predict the outcome of an event in which the people polled have no control or influence over whatsoever. At best, it’s just a guess.

Still, it’s always fun to see who and what social media users would like to win an Academy Award, and this latest study says it’s ensemble drama The Help that may well emerge as the surprise Best Picture winner on the night.

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