Who said the Oscars is stuffy, pretentious and reserved?

Probably it was the most celebrated week for Twitter users. A selfie posted by Ellen DeGeneres during Oscars resulted in more than 2 million retweets by the end of the ceremony, rewriting the record set by President Obama back in 2012.

Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, and best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong’o, crammed into one selfie-picture.

A truly historic and momentous success. One can’t ask for more.

Okay, maybe it was a part of deal. Maybe Samsung (one of the sponsors of the Academy Awards ceremony this year) paid $20 million. But at least the ceremony wasn’t another disappointment. At least it wasn’t all about pretentious posers, cold-reserved celebrities and speeches that don’t seem to have an end.

This year’s Oscars was different and in a way not that detached from the normal world. (Come on, look at Kevin Spacey’s expression – faintly astonished face with little hint of confusion.)

So what were the highlights? – Photobombs, selfies and the Oscars.


Lupita’s lip balm (that was part of a pizza tip joke) became a social media sensation. HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm was, according to the Clarins, “almost sold out across the country over night”.

And then, somebody else was a bit jealous and took himself a selfie to challenge the twitter record.

But then ended up being mocked by others …




Quite sensational, but in a different way.

Sources: haaretz, Daily news, Huffinton Post, The Guardian, Mashable, zeebox



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