[VIRAL FLASHBACK] Remember Ellen Degeneres' Selfies with Hollywood's A-List That Caused Twitter to Crash? – iTech Post

Ellen Degeneres hosted the 86th Academy Awards in 2014.

Unknowingly, hosting the acclaimed film awards show will lead her to accidentally break Twitter for a few minutes.

Degeneres, a comedian, TV host, actress, and producer, has long been in the presence of live media. It is safe to say that after all the years she has spent in the industry, she is definitely comfortable in front of a live audience since she definitely belongs to one of the most acclaimed TV icons.

Hosting at the Oscars 2014 was not just the highlight of the event, but also her extremely famous Oscar 2014 selfie.

Degeneres posted a selfie image of herself and the industry’s most prominent actors and actresses on Twitter with the caption, “best photo ever.”

Ellen Degeneres Selfie

On the night of the event, a picture that was tweeted by Ellen DeGeneres, who was hosting the Oscars, became the snapshot that received the most retweets ever.

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DeGeneres posted the image to her personal Twitter account and added a caption to it, saying, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars”.

According to The Guardian, the selfie Degeneres posted includes, “(from left) Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, DeGeneres, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother, and Angelina Jolie (with her face half obscured).”

The Oscar 2014 photo broke records for retweets on Twitter. That photo raced past a record held by President Obama.

It reached 779,295 retweets in approximately half an hour and so beat a record previously held by the US president, Barack Obama. Former President Obama posted a photo on Twitter of him hugging first lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012 and captioned it, “Four more years.”

Within the period of an hour, the tweet that Ellen DeGeneres had posted had received more than one million retweets.

After the event, the Oscars host became aware of the temporary outage on Twitter. Twitter also issued an apology for the disruption in service caused by all of the retweets that occurred more than 20 minutes after the original post was published.

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After becoming aware of the occurrence and the quantity of love that was being poured into the selfie, Degeneres tweeted, “We really just made history. We’re all winners tonight.”

At the conclusion of the event, the total number had reached 2,070,132. Now, the original post has 2.9 million retweets and 2.1 million likes.


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To mention a few of the awards won at the Oscars, the award for best actor in a leading role was won by Matthew McConaughey for The Dallas Buyers Club. Additionally, the actor in a supporting role award was won by Jared Leto in the same movie, The Dallas Buyers Club.

The Oscars 2014 handed the best actress in a leading role award to Cate Blanchett for the movie Blue Jasmine. The best actress in a supporting role was won by Lupita Nyong’o for the drama movie that also talks about history, 12 Years a Slave.

The best picture award was also given to the 12 Years a Slave movie. Lastly, we can all remember the craze of Ana and Elsa when Disney introduced the movie. The Oscars’ best animated feature film award was given to Frozen.

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