Forget Ellen's Oscar selfie, Leonardo DiCaprio not only won an Oscar last night, but also set a huge new Twitter record.
Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar and the world expressed relief on Twitter. Over 440,000 Tweets per minute got posted when Leonardo DiCaprio accepted the Oscar 2016 for Best Actor in a Leading role.
This beats by far the Twitter record Ellen Degeneres set with the famous Oscar selfie at the Oscars 2014. The selfie generated 255,000 Tweets per minute.
Leonardo DiCaprio used the moment well and raised awareness for Climate Change. He also used Twitter right during the Award show to engage with Oscars fans for his cause. He ask people to support the League of Conservation Voters.
His "Thank You Tweet" got retweeted 440,000 times. His Twitter account has now over 14.6 million followers.
The second most Tweeted event during the Academy Award Show was when Spotlight won the award for Best Picture followed by Mad Max: Fury Road when it won its 6th Oscar.
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The #Oscars started to top the trending hashtags on Twitter in Sunday morning hours. There have been no scandals and also Chris Rock's opening monologue did not rock the boat too hard. He was good. It was funny. It was to the point, but he did not step over a line.