Leonardo DiCaprio has aced the social media. His win was the most tweeted Oscars moment yesterday. “The Revenant” star has also surpassed others on the buzz chart on Facebook.
DiCaprio is the most loved actor so far and yesterday just proved it. Many fans prayed or kept their fingers crossed days ahead of the ceremony for him to win the Oscar. No sooner was his name declared as the Best Actor when Twitter exploded with global chirps.
“Finally” was what everyone sighed. An honour long due was the general sentiment of the general public. TV3 reveals that the immediate moments after his name was announced had generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute and this made DiCaprio’s win the most tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever. According to Variety, the Oscar winner also shone on Facebook. According to their data, 24 million people had 67 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) related to the 88th Academy Awards. Perez Hilton explains that DiCaprio’s thank you post on Facebook received more than 1.8 million likes.
The actor was obviously overwhelmed by all the rallying and support shown by fans and colleagues alike. TV3 notes that DiCaprio was astonished by the number of people who had campaigned for him to triumph when nominations were announced. “We always strive for the best in what we do, but this year in particular, I’ve been overwhelmed with, you know, such support, really, truly, by so many fans and so many people in the industry. It’s quite shocking, actually, and what can you say? I’m really grateful. I really am,” he said backstage at the ceremony.
While British singer Adele was already in the news for her hilarious “All the Best” message to Leo on Twitter and Instagram, other stars who hurrahed the actor included Ellen De Generes, Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Banks and many more.