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Oscar Night: Tuning Out TV, Turning On to Twitter

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Leonardo DiCaprios
first win is the
most tweeted event
globally in Academy
Awards history.

Chris Rock hooked audiences at first, but over the course of a long night, the ABC broadcast lost steam. On social media,
however, frenzy over Leonardo
By Natalie Jarvey

TV
viewers

TWEETS

Tweets
per
minute

million

TV VIEWERS

An emotional song
from Lady Gaga
(and sexual abuse
survivors) gets a
standing ovation.

It was the third-lowest-rated Oscars broadcast

Spotlight takes
home the first
award of the night
for best original
screenplay.

Stacey Dash bombs


in cameo poking fun
at her comment
that #OscarsSoWhite
is ludicrous.

million people saw an


Oscar-related tweet during the
ceremony and the hours
surrounding ABCs live broadcast.

Andy Serkis makes


the only Donald
Trump joke of the
night as Ex Machina
upsets with VFX win.
Mad Max: Fury
Road wins its third
award of the night.

The Spotlight team collects the best picture prize.

Louis C.K. for


The comedian
livens up the best
doc short category.

Twitter fact-checks
Sam Smiths speech
about being the
first openly gay Oscar
winner: Hes not.