Angelina Jolie’s Leg, “Undefeated” Part of Twitter’s Most-Tweeted Moments of The OscarsBy: Josh Wolford - February 28, 2012
Now that we’re a couple of days removed from The Academy Awards, what’s your take on the night? Do you still think The Artist deserved best picture? Have you had time to ruminate on Billy Crystal’s performance as host – and does that change your opinion? How about Angelina Jolie’s leg – you have that one out of your head yet?
Here’s what we do know about the night: According to Twitter, many of the most tweeted moments of the big night didn’t have anything to do with people actually winning awards. But the most buzzed-about moment did. And it came when Undefeated won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Undefeated is the story of a losing high school football team in a poor neighborhood in Memphis and how one coach helped turn them around. One thing that have might bolstered the tweet volume surrounding Undefeated’s win was the excitement of one of the film’s directors. T.J. Martin shouted that it would be “f*cking amazing” if their fellow nominees could join them in sharing the award. The expletive was bleeped out on the TV broadcast.
The next most-tweeted moment came when Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis presented an award whilst crashing cymbals.
Next came a moment from the Red Carpet, when Sacha Baron Cohen arrived dressed as the character from his upcoming film The Dictator and promptly spilled ashes all over Ryan Seacrest.
My mom always told me to pack two jackets for red carpets, always wondered why. Now I know.
The fourth most-tweeted moment came when Angelina Jolie struck a very leggy pose while presenting an award. Her action even spawned a parody Twitter account (Angelina Jolie’s Leg).
Look at meeee!!
Last buzzworthy moment came when Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Man or Muppet.”
#Oscar win for “Man or Muppet”! Maybe he needs me to help take care of it…Back to the drawing board…but congratulations to Bret on his
On Monday, we got a different report from Twitter analytics company TweetReach. They said that the Cirque du Soleil performance stole the night.
Along with the top moments from the actual broadcast, Twitter has unveiled the results of their #BestDressed Red Carpet vote, and here are the winners: Jessica Chastain (24%), Michelle Williams (22%), Emma Stone (20%), Penelope Cruz (18%), and Miss Piggy (16%).