Tonight was Hollywood’s biggest night for celebrating film, and Twitter hosted a global Oscars party. Whether you were cheering on your favorite nominees or just checking out behind the scenes pictures, Twitter united the audience at home with attendees at the show, bringing them closer to the glitz and glam.
All in all, there were 8.9 million Tweets about the 85th Academy Awards: 2.1 million during the red carpet, and 6.8 million during the awards show. People at home (and in the audience) tweeted as the night’s most exciting and entertaining moments unfolded. The events that drove the most conversation on Twitter this evening, based on tweets per minute, were:
- Best Picture award for Argo: 85,300 TPM
- Adele performs “Skyfall”: 82,300 TPM
- Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jennifer Lawrence: 71,600 TPM
- Best Original Song for Adele: 64,000 TPM
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Anne Hathaway: 60,400 TPM
For many, the Oscars aren’t just about film; they’re about fashion. And people on Twitter are quick to share their picks for best (and worst) dressed of the evening. Celebrities at the show and at home tweeted their favorite looks of the night.
Here is a sneak peek of my beautiful dress for tonight…a sketch by @julienmacdonald. #Oscars twitter.com/heidiklum/stat…
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) February 24, 2013
Things I’m still stuck on: 1. Kristen Stewart looking like she rolled out of a van and put on a 5K dress.2. The boob song.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) February 25, 2013
My immense thanks to @marcbouwer for making me such a beautiful Oscar dress. You made me feel like a princess…XO twitter.com/RobinRoberts/s…
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) February 25, 2013
I am blown away by how amazing Jennifer Aniston looks in this RED dress! #oscars #BestDressed twitter.com/LaraSpencer/st…
— Lara Spencer (@LaraSpencer) February 25, 2013
As the winners accepted awards, celebrities both at the show and at home tweeted messages of congratulations and to their fellow nominees, co-stars, and industry peers.
Oh the BEST way to deal with falling over! Congrats Jennifer Lawrence #Oscars @stylewatchmag @peoplemag— Louise Roe (@louiseroe) February 25, 2013
Thank you Academy, Tony, the cast and crew. What a ride #Argo has been for us all! #Oscars instagr.am/p/WJOwwBQ67l/
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 25, 2013
#Oscar2013 Congratulations #BenAffleck and team!White knuckled that movie the whole way through.
— EL (@EvangelineLilly) February 25, 2013
It was a thrill to announce the #Oscars2013 best picture winner from the @whitehouse! Congratulations Argo! -mo
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) February 25, 2013
Stars love giving folks a glimpse into their world, especially when they’re at an event like the Oscars. Twitter was like a backstage pass for folks watching at home who wanted an inside peek of the night.
Made new friends tonite! Power actress!!! twitter.com/SamuelLJackson…
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) February 25, 2013
Backstage! Like my envelope? twitter.com/mark_wahlberg/…
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) February 25, 2013
Last minute make up checks before hitting the elevator. I think she looks gr8! twitter.com/RealRonHoward/…
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) February 25, 2013
Honored to be sitting w/ the amazing @eltonjohndotcom. The work he does for @ejaforg is truly inspiring! #Oscars twitter.com/heidiklum/stat…
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) February 25, 2013
Even though the Oscars are over, you can connect with your favorite film stars through Twitter all year. Follow @TwitterMovies for access to Hollywood’s brightest stars.
Posted by Fred Graver (@fredgraver)