Hollywood’s biggest night turned out to be pretty huge online, too.
From “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho getting nicked in the head with a flag during her performance, to “La La Land” being incorrectly named Best Picture, the internet didn’t miss a beat during Sunday’s Academy Awards. The evening’s most memorable moments quickly gained traction across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as stars and viewers alike shared highlights and reactions from the prestigious event.
As celebs prepared for the big night, many shared their pre-show activities on Instagram. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s adorable post with 1-year-old daughter Jasmine was the most popular photo on the platform, with over 900,000 likes.
Flexin' 💪🏾our Moana muscles. Got up early to get some good, quiet Sunday work done in my office and this lil' tiger wakes up, wanders in and wants to watch "Mo".. her way of saying Moana. And aaaaall daddy's work comes to a screeching halt. We're excited for tonight's #Oscars. Grateful to be nominated! Time to hit the gym and yes, standing up while I work at my desk is my jam. 😉👊🏾✊🏾
During the broadcast, host Jimmy Kimmel’s tweet trolling President Donald Trump garnered over 100,000 retweets in less than five minutes, later becoming his most retweeted tweet ever. He followed that up with a tweet referencing Trump’s criticism of Meryl Streep, posting the hashtag “#Merylsayshi.”
Unsurprisingly, Kimmel was also the night’s most talked-about star overall on Twitter, followed by each of the acting winners: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Casey Affleck.
But it was the epic Best Picture mix-up that quickly became the moment of the night, dominating conversation across the web. The blunder was the #1 most talked-about Oscar moment on Facebook and Twitter, with “La La Land” and “Moonlight” being the most tweeted-about films of the night.
See all the social media stats below:
Most Talked-About Moments On Facebook:
- “La La Land” and “Moonlight” Best Picture moment
- Host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue
- Gael García Bernal’s on-stage remarks: “As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I am against any form of wall that wants to separate us”
- Jimmy Kimmel surprises tour bus fans, bringing them inside the ceremony to meet the stars
- Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor for “Moonlight”
Top Oscars Photos on Instagram (as of show’s end):
Memorable Moments That Drove The Most Tweets:
- “Moonlight” wins Best Picture
- Jimmy Kimmel tweets to Donald Trump
- “La La Land” is incorrectly announced as Best Picture
- Viola Davis wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Fences”
- Emma Stone wins Best Actress in a Leading Role for “La La Land”
Most Discussed Red Carpet Stars:
- Emma Stone
- Taraji P. Henson
- Ruth Negga
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Dakota Johnson
Most Tweeted-About Films:
Most Tweeted-About Stars:
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Viola Davis
- Emma Stone
- Mahershala Ali
- Casey Affleck