A look back at the Oscars

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.

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.

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.

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)
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