The Oscars win big on Twitter and Google

Feb 25, 2013
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The Oscars win big on Twitter and Google

The 85th annual Academy Awards took place last night (a.k.a. The Oscars), and it looks like a lot of people tuned in to watch their favorite movies and actors/actresses win the big awards of the night. Twitter announced that 8.9 million tweets about the Oscars were sent out over the interwebs, while it seems The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence took home the top spot in Google search results.

Google's most-searched Oscar nominee went to Lawrence, and she was also the most-searched as far as red carpet dresses were concerned. Other most-searched Oscar nominees included Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis, Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway, Life of Pi, and Les Miserables to round out the top five. Best Picture winner Argo held the number six spot.

As for the Twitterverse, 2.1 million tweets were sent during the red carpet event, while 6.8 million tweets were sent during the awards show itself. By looking at the number of tweets per minute, Twitter was able to see what the hot topics were throughout the show. Argo was unsurprisingly the most talked about, topping out at 85,300 tweets per minute.

Rounding out the top five of the most-tweeted topics during the Oscars included Adele's performance of "Skyfall" at 82,300 tweets per minute, Jennifer Lawrence's award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at 71,600 tweets per minute, Adele's award for Best Original Song at 64,000 tweets per minute, and Anne Hathaway's award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at 60,400 tweets per minute.


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