Ellen managed to shatter the record for most retweets with her Oscar selfie tweet this evening. The tweet, which shows the host flanked by nearly a dozen stars, has more than 2 million retweets and the number is still climbing. It even caused a "brief service issue" in its wake. The feat was pulled off all in a little more than half an hour. Samsung must be pleased.
The last record-holder was President Obama's tweet after winning the 2012 presidential election, which currently rests at 779,460 retweets. Ellen got confirmation from Twitter during the telecast and took the stage to share the news with the audience. "We just broke Twitter," she said. "We're all winners."