Leo’s Oscar Win Broke Twitter Records

This year’s Oscars felt more hyped up than ever before, and that was largely due to a certain Mr DiCaprio. Robbed of his golden statue four times previously (not that we’re biased or anything), it seemed like everyone had their fingers crossed that this would be Leo’s year.

Following his gruelling performance in The Revenant the bookies had their money on DiCaprio to win, and much to everyone’s delight he was awarded the Best Actor gong.

Social media at that time of the announcement went into meltdown, natch.  In fact, it was the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever. Twitter recorded that Leo’s first Oscar generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute.

Yep, Leo’s golden moment even beat Ellen’s selfie from last year’s ceremony. Ellen’s now-iconic snap only garnered 255,000 tweets per minute.

A number of his celebs pals we’re amongst the thousands of tweets. A-list well-wishers included round-the-clock tweeter Kanye, last year’s host Ellen De Generous,  and Leo fan, Oprah Winfrey.

Even Leo’s ex girlfriend Erin Heatherton got in on the action.

Leo’s personal tweet helped bump up the numbers by gaining over half a million retweets.



After DiCaprio’s win, the next most-tweeted Oscar moment was Spotlight’s surprise win for Best Film and Mad Max: Fury Road picking up a whopping six statues.

Twitter reported that there were 24.2 million total Oscar-related tweets from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m (U.S time).


Facebook was a similar hive of activity with world’s biggest social service recording that 24 million people had 67 million interactions (posts, likes and comments) related to the 88th Academy Awards.

It appears we are all Oscar obsessed…