The most-tweeted moments of the 2013 Oscars

During this year's Academy Awards ceremony, fans sent 8.9 million tweets about the show. That's 2.1 million for the red carpet and 6.8 million for the actual gala.


Kris Holt


Published Feb 25, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 11:40 pm CDT

Twitter can’t get enough of the Oscars.

During this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, fans sent 8.9 million tweets about the show. That’s 2.1 million for the red carpet and 6.8 million for the actual awards gala.

There were certain moments that caused a spike in activity during the evening. The largest peak in activity occurred when Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage crisis thriller, Argo, scooped Best Picture, with 85,300 tweets per minute (TPM).

In second place was everyone’s favorite songstress, Adele, as she performed the eponymous theme of the James Bond flick Skyfall and garnered 82,300 TPM in the process.

Jennifer Lawrence also proved a big talking point as the Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star scooped Best Actress. Her win (and fall as she walked to the stage) prompted 71,600 TPM.

Adele makes a second appearance in the top five-most tweeted moments, as her Best Original Song win spurred 64,000 TPM from fans.

It was a strong night for the women of the Oscars on Twitter. Anne Hathaway also prompted healthy levels of discussion, to the tune of 60,400 TPM, when she won Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Photo via Ben Affleck/Instagram

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*First Published: Feb 25, 2013, 11:42 am CST