Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie pic is the stuff of celebrity legend. The Oscars host gathered with a few of her front-row friends at the 86th Academy Awards tonight, snapped a photo, and promptly busted Twitter records.
The Huffington Post carried it first tonight, and called the photo “the most star-studded selfie in history.”
DeGeneres enlisted a score of A-list audience members to join her for an impromptu photo. Her stated goal – to make it the most retweeted photo of all time. And she did.
From left to right, our photo has Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'O, brother Peter N'yongO and Angelina Jolie. They all joined Ellen in what will certainly be the most talked about Twitter pic from the Oscars.
As of 10:45 p.m., only 40 minutes after posting the pic to Twitter, Ellen's loaded up star selfie broke the most retweeted tweet record previously held by President Obama.
Because of the absolute Twitter explosion, the site actually experienced intermittent outages. The tweet was retweeted more than 750,000 times in its first 45 minutes alone.