Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony was packed with awards firsts, emotional performances, powerful speeches, hilarious jokes, and lots of references to the #OscarsSoWhite protests.
But what really got the viewers’ attention?
Amobee Brand Intelligence — a company that provides marketing insight and measures real-time content consumption across the internet, social media, and mobile —
took a look at the Twitter action during the nearly four-hour telecast. With that information, it was able to name the people and moments that created the most chatter online.
From Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win to Lady Gaga’s emotional performance and Chris Rock’s helming of the show, here are the top Oscar moments on the internet:
10. Jacob Tremblay charmed the audience with his cuteness. At just nine years old, he got a shout-out from his mum in 'Room,' Brie Larson, as she accepted her award.
9. Mark Rylance, who won his first Oscar for best supporting actor for 'Bridge of Spies,' won the audience over with his adoration of the movie's director Steven Spielberg, and its star Tom Hanks.
8. Brie Larson's first Oscar win for best actress for 'Room' was especially touching, since she gave a shout-out to her 'partner through this' and movie son, Jacob Tremblay.
7. Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu used part of his acceptance speech for his win for 'The Revenant' to speak about breaking down racial barriers in a very controversial time for the awards.
6. The Weeknd delivered a sultry performance of his nominated song from 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' titled 'Earned It.'
5. Sam Smith pulled off what many believed to be an upset when he won best song for 'Writing's on the Wall,' the theme from James Bond film 'Spectre.'
4. Fox News contributor and 'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash made an awkward appearance in which she wished everyone a happy Black History Month. The joke wasn't very appreciated as she has gone on record against the memorial month.
3. Lady Gaga may have lost best song to Sam Smith, but she won the internet over with her emotional performance of 'Til It Happens to You' from the documentary 'The Hunting Ground' on behalf of sexual-abuse survivors.
2. Chris Rock kept the show moving while he addressed the diversity controversy with his brand of unapologetic humour.
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