How the 2017 #Oscars dazzled on Twitter

By Sarah Rosen
Monday, 27 February 2017

The 89th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel), brought together a star-studded lineup to celebrate the film industry and honor the best of the best. As Hollywood’s A-listers acknowledged an epic year in filmmaking, fans celebrated alongside them to find out what was happening on Twitter.

From the wrong film being announced as Best Picture to Justin Timberlake’s uplifting musical opener, to Viola Davis’ moving speech, the night was one to remember. As top performers and talent took the stage, here are the memorable moments that drove the most Tweets throughout the evening:

  1. Moonlight wins Best Picture
  2. Jimmy Kimmel Tweets to @realDonaldTrump
  3. La La Land is incorrectly announced as Best Picture
  4. Viola Davis wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences
  5. Emma Stone wins Best Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land

Here are the most discussed stars that dazzled on the red carpet:

  1. Emma Stone
  2. Taraji P. Henson
  3. Ruth Negga
  4. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  5. Dakota Johnson

Here are the films that were most Tweeted about during the evening:

  1. La La Land (@LaLaLand)
  2. Moonlight (@moonlightmov)
  3. Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB)
  4. Moana (@DisneyMoana)
  5. Zootopia (@DisneyZootopia)

The most Tweeted about stars at the #Oscars:

  1. Jimmy Kimmel
  2. Viola Davis
  3. Emma Stone
  4. Mahershala Ali
  5. Casey Affleck

Stars Tweeted about getting ready and heading out for the evening:




And Tweeted photos live from the red carpet:




Celebrities Tweeted their appreciation for host, Jimmy Kimmel:




Stars sent congratulations to their peers:





Celebrities reacted to Warren Beatty incorrectly announcing La La Land as best picture, and Moonlight taking home the #Oscar:





Celebrities live-Tweeted the show throughout the night. See some of the many Tweets: