Ellen Degeneres’ epic Oscars selfie becomes most retweeted tweet of all time

Saqib Shah
March 3, 2014

This year’s Oscars host had a lot to live up to, as most presenters of the overlong ceremony generally do.

Therefore, it’s great to see that Ellen DeGeneres not only managed to drag the decades-old event in to the new century with an inventive photo opp – but she also managed to break records in the process.

In a star-studded selfie – taken by best supporting actor nominee Bradley Cooper – Ellen can be standing alongside a who’s who of Hollywood a-listers and Oscar winners past and present including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey among others.

Ellen then shared the snap on her Twitter page – where it broke the record for most retweets, with over a million (1,076,971 to be precise) in less than an hour as social media fans went wild for the snap – while continuing to host the show.

However, some critics were quick to note that the selfie was a mere publicity stunt set up to promote one of the event’s sponsors – namely Samsung – whose Galaxy Note 3 device was used to take the picture.

Still, it’s one image that I wouldn’t mind photobombing. Check out a video that captures the moment leading up to the crazy selfie below:

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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