Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars selfie becomes most retweeted tweet ever

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This year’s Oscars not only saw Gravity sweeping nearly all the awards, but one selfie clicked at the awards ceremony broke all previous records on Twitter. Ellen DeGeneres’s selfie that includes the likes of Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey among others has become the most retweeted tweet on the micro blogging platform.

Once the tweet went up, within half hour the number of retweets reached Barrack Obama’s record of 778,800 retweets. In the next half hour, it passed a million retweets, thereby making it the most retweeted tweet on the Twitter platform.

At the time of filing the story, the tweet had garnered more than 1.8 million retweets. In comparison, Obama’s tweet on November 7, 2012 has only been able to garner 781,302 retweets.