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article imageEllen's 10-actor selfie already won the Oscars

By David Silverberg     Mar 2, 2014 in Entertainment
On Sunday night Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres gathered A-list actors around her for a live "selfie" photo that she immediately posted on Twitter. The photo was retweeted 676,000 times within 30 minutes.
By 11 p.m., under an hour after the tweet was posted, the tweet attracted an astounding 1.1 million retweets, what some are calling a world record.
The photo became a hit on social media, not only attracting hundreds of thousands of retweets (or re-posts) on Twitter, but also 397,000 "favourite" clicks. Ellen's Twitter account has accumulated more than 26 million followers.
Known for surprising celebs in her show, Ellen took the tactic to her hosting banter at the Academy Awards, opting to take a "selfie" photo during her live MC duties. She corralled actors Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, and Lupita's brother.
They all crowd into the Samsung phone's frame, as Cooper holds his arm out to snap the pic of the smiling celebs.
Ellen tweeted the pic at 10:11 p.m. with the caption: If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars
It wasn't Ellen's first look-at-me self-photo of the night. Soon after the first few awards were handed out, Ellen snapped a "selfie" while on stage, a photo that has so far attracted 159,000 retweets.
Ellen handily broke the retweet record held by @BarackObama for this widely-circulated snapshot of Barack and Michelle hugging, where its RT count stands at 800,000.
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