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Oscars Selfie Becomes the Most Retweeted Post in the History of Twitter

The 86th Oscars ceremony was a really interesting event. Still, a photo from the awards ceremony almost broke Twitter. The “selfie” became the most retweeted post in the history of the social network.

Despite the drama and the happiness, the show has been a lot of fun. And this year’s host, Ellen DeGeneres managed to set some new records. The star organized a selfie photo which became the most retweeted post in the history of Twitter. 

Ellen handed her phone to Bradley Copper to take the photo that draw more than 1.1 million reposts in just half an hour. In the photo can be seen Ellen, Bradley, Jerald Leto, Julia Roberts, but also Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacy and Lupita Nyong’o. 

Along with the photo, Ellen tweeted: “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars” Still, everyone seems to have a lot of fun, crowding to get in the picture. 

The impressive number of retweets caused some technical difficulties, which actually made it impossible for Twitter users to continue to retweet the selfie that Ellen posted. And it seems that the host of the ceremony was quite happy with what she achieved with her photo. 

“So this is true. We just crashed Twitter. We got an email from Twitter, and we crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history. See, Meryl, what we did? You and I? It’s amazing, we really just made history. It’s fantastic,” Ellen told her audience as soon as she found out. 

“It’s back up again and it has the most retweets ever–and we’re all winners tonight, that’s what it means, that’s what I was trying to say early on,” the star also said on the stage of the Hollywood Dolby Theatre. Ellen has more than 25 million followers on the famous social network. 

Ellen DeGeneres’ role as the host of this year’s Oscar ceremony was quite appreciated by fans. Her gentle humor has always made Ellen a favorite show host. The star went to post photos on her Twitter with many celebrities, including Jared Leto and Channing Tatum. All night Ellen was spotted joking with actors, handing out pizzas and taking photos. The show was great.

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