The Oscars see 8.9 million Tweets sent out this year

Wins by Argo, Jennifer Lawrence and Adele among most Tweeted moments

Technology trends and news by Steven Loeb
February 25, 2013
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2012 was a pretty fantastic year for movies, and that was reflected in this year's Academy Awards, where films like Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln and Life of Pi were all duking it out for the top prizes. This was one of the first times, in a long time, that there were actually multiple movies I thought were worthy of winning!

There were some memorable moments from this year's broadcast: Jennifer Lawrence falling down while going to accept her Oscar; the dance between Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum to start the show; host Seth McFarlane singing an entire song devoted to the times all the nominated actresses had appeared topless; and the appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama at the end of the show to announced the Best Picture winner.

So what were the moments that made the biggest waves on Twitter this year? They mostly involved Adele and the actresses who took home the top prizes.

In all, there were a total of 8.9 million Tweets sent out before and during the telecast, Twitter announced in a blogpost. 2.1 million of them were sent out during the red carpet, while the other 6.8 million came during the show itself.

The biggest moment of the night was Argo winning Best Picture which saw 85,300 Tweets per minute (TPM). That was followed pretty closely by Adele singing Skyfall, with 82,300 TPM.

The other big moments of the night came when Jennifer Lawrence was announced as the winner of the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Silver Linings Playbook, with 71,600 TPM; when Adele won Best Original Song, with 64,000 TPM (wow, Twitter really loves Adele huh?); and 60400 TPM when Anne Hathaway received Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Les Miserables.

Twitter also posted some of the best Tweets from bloggers, celebrities and the nominees themselves:

As a movie lover, I watch the show to root for my favorite movies. Others, though are more interested in what people were wearing:

Most celebrities sent out nice messages congratulating the winners:

While some bloggers were more interested in taking cheap shots:

Then there were the Tweets from the stars themselves, like this picture Samuel L. Jackson put up on him posing with Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, and the youngest actress ever to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress:

And this one from presenter Mark Wahlberg, holding the envelope backstage:

Then there was the big winner of the night, Ben Affleck, who cemented his comeback with his movie, Argo, taking the Best Picture prize:

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