These were the biggest Oscar moments on Twitter

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The 2015 Academy Awards were, as we’ve already written, probably the geekiest in history. It should hardly be surprising then that they also attracted some serious attention on Twitter.

While Twitter hasn’t provided exact details of how many tweets per minute the top events from the night got but, as this heatmap shows, there was a flurry of global activity during the awards ceremony, although the majority of activity came from North America.

The events causing all that activity included:

  1. Lady Gaga performing and being joined onstage by Julie Andrews
  2. Alejandro Iñárritu winning Best Picture for Birdman
  3. Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actress.

Throughout the evening, film fans turned to Twitter to convey their passions and share real-time reactions. The most Tweeted-about nominees and performers were:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Patricia Arquette
  3. John Legend

While performances and fashion always garner attention during Oscar night, at the end of the day it’s still about the movies. Here are the films that got the most mentions on Twitter:

  1. Birdman
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Boyhood



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