Oscars: DiCaprio’s Best Actor Win Went Viral in Seconds

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s best actor win went viral in a matter of seconds.

The Revenant star picking up a long-awaited award led to 440,000 tweets per minute, destroying the previous mark set by Ellen Degeneres star-packed selfie from two years ago.

The moment Leonardo DiCaprio finally won best actor prize, it became the most tweeted moment of an Oscar telecast ever according to data from Twitter.

DiCaprio’s win for his performance in The Revenant, after missing out on a golden statue on five previous occasions, set social media ablaze and led to 440,000 tweets per minute, beating out the previous record of 250,000 Tweets per minute set in 2014 when Oscar host Ellen Degeneres tweeted a star-studded selfie that “broke the Internet.”

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