Last night, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar after being nominated on six separate occasions. While the win was expected, it was still big news, and it became the catalyst for more than 440,000 tweets per minute. This deluge of tweets made Leo's win the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever, The Hollywood Reporter reports. It was also the most-talked about moment on Facebook across the US last night.
Other popular Oscars moments on Twitter included Spotlight's best picture win and Mad Max's win for sound mixing, which brought its award count up to six. The last Oscars moment to earn this Twitter distinction was Ellen DeGeneres's 2014 selfie, which spawned 255,000 tweets per minute.