The Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night for celebrating achievements in film and the reaction this year on social media was at an all-time high in volume. What’s amazing to see is that people both at home and celebrities in attendance took to basically the same web forums to voice their opinions. So how did your favorite celebrities and films stack up social media sites like Facebook and Twitter this year? Fortunately, we have new data just released from Facebook, Twitter and Google to find out!
Twitter Reactions to the Oscars
There were over 8.9 million tweets on Twitter about the 85th Academy Awards with 2.1 million during the red carpet, and 6.8 million during the awards show.
The most talked about events during the show, based on tweets per minute include:
Best Picture award for Argo: 85,300 TPM
Adele performs “Skyfall”: 82,300 TPM
Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jennifer Lawrence: 71,600 TPM
Best Original Song for Adele: 64,000 TPM
Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Anne Hathaway: 60,400 TPM
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) February 25, 2013
Jah Reign #Adele congrats on your first Oscar
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 25, 2013
Facebook Oscar Buzz
The buzz this year about the Academy Awards also reached an all-time high on Facebook. The “Oscars” received three times more mentions this year than in 2012. Les Miserables had the most likes of this year’s top films but it was Django Unchained racking up the most mentions amongst its peers (people who were also likely to have liked Pulp Fiction). While Steven Speilberg’s “Lincoln” didn’t take home Best Picture, it was still a favorite for people ages 45 and up and history buffs (highly connected with the History Channel page). Of course Jennifer Lawrence was the most-talked about nominated actress. Best Picture “Argo” was the most talked about winner of the night, as mentions of the film grew by 2460% during Ben Afflecks acceptance speech, when mentions of the actor then also increased by 23,500%. Other moments of importance included Seth MacFarlan’s impersonation of the Flying Nun, Mark Whalberg’s appearance with Ted, the talking teddy bear and the musical performance by Best Original Song winner Adele. For the rest of the top moments from the Academy Awards this year on Facebook, check out their infographic below:
Google Oscar Search Trends
And of course as the Oscars unfolded, people also took to the web to keep up with the action with Google providing search data from the event:
The Top 5 Most Searched Oscar Nominees
The Top 5 Most Searched Red Carpet Dresses
Google was able to accurately predict four out of the six winners based on search rankings. You can explore all the topics you’re interested about on Google Trends and make sure to check out their neat recap of the year in film.
The Oscars on Tumblr
And for a more humorous look at some Oscar GIFs of the event going viral on Tumblr and the rest of social media:
The Jennifer Lawrence Fall
But hey she still won an Oscar!
So Captain Kirk made a cameo…
Even Iron Man was impressed!
Which surprised Seth MacFarlane…
Ok peace out, hope you enjoyed the show! – Quentin Tarantino
So what were your thoughts on the 85th Academy Awards? Did you like the show?