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DiCaprio’s Win Generates 4.4L Tweets Per Minute

After a gruesome wait for Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the world, he can finally take the 8.5 lb statute back home. The moment of victory for DiCaprio was not only his, it was celebrated by millions of people living in different parts of the world. Take a look at what took place as soon as Leonardo was announced as the Best Actor at the Oscars, 2016.

News by VentureBeat: Twitter: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Best Actor win sets record for most-tweeted minute at Oscars


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Leonardo DiCaprio made history multiple times during the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday. Not only did the actor finally win Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant, but Twitter said that he is responsible for the most-tweeted minute ever to take place during an Oscars telecast. It unseats the previous record holder belonging to the famous group selfie tweeted by Ellen DeGeneres in 2014.

According to Twitter, there were more than 440,000 tweets per minute posted when DiCaprio accepted the award. By comparison, DeGeneres’ tweet caused 255,000 tweets per minute.

Much of the impetus behind that record was likely people who were ecstatic about the actor finally winning an Oscar after six previous Academy Award nominations for films like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Wolf of Wall Street, Blood Diamond, and The Aviator. Of course, DiCaprio’s acceptance speech about global warming also played a big part: “Climate change is real, it is happening right now,” he said. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating…Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”

Oh, and let’s not forget all the new memes that were created in celebration of DiCaprio’s achievements.

Our take: Of course, our team here was as ecstatic as the entire world for DiCaprio’s win. It was like our heart-beats stopped for a second before Julianne Moore announced his name for Best Actor after an excruciatingly painful wait of over 6 nominations! He waited for close to 12 years! Can you believe it? Why would the Internet not break? Why!

We would like to congratulate Leo for his deserved win, he surely had us seething in this incredible form of pain by his flawless performance in The Revenant, especially the Bear attack scene. Speechless, yet we would continue breaking the Internet by tweeting some more about Leo because a celebration after 12 years takes a long time to stop.

Doesn’t it?

Zoya Seth
Zoya is one of the founding pillars of TMN and is also working on her own site "Gigareel" where she writes about movies and TV series.

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