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19 April 2024

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie creates history: Most re-tweeted image of all time

By Ajanta Paul

This selfie snapped by Ellen has become the most retweeted image of all time, breaking the record previously held by Barack Obama and his 'Four More Years' tweet when he was re-elected as US president.

The photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times,

According to some media reports, Oscar host Ellen also manage to break Twitter in the process, with the social media platform crashing in its wake.

Who wants some pizza? Ellen DeGeneres takes pizza orders.

And ladies and gentleman we present this year's Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres has been impressive as Oscar host. She ordered pizza for herself and the esteemed guests.

And this was no joke after an act Ellen comes on stage with a pizza delivery guy.

She wandered around the A-listers handing out paper plates and slices to Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese and Julia Roberts, a bemused looking pizza deliverer carrying the boxes.

And Brad Pitt shares his portion with Chiwetel!

"I don't have any money? Who here has...?" DeGeneres says, looking over to Sandra Bullock.

"Sandy? You've got a lot of money?" (The best actress contender is reportedly earning $70 million from Gravity).

"Where's Harvey Weinstein?" DeGeneres continues. "Harvey? No pressure only a billion people watching. Whatever you feel is right."

Next DeGeneres had another trick up her sleeves.

She snaps a selfie with Liza Minnelli, then approaches Meryl Streep.

She suggests that because Streep has a record breaking 18 Oscar nominations, they should attempt to take a record re-tweeted photo.

DeGeneres calls over the surrounding stars and Bradley Cooper snaps a pile-up of A-listers including Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey and Channing Tatum.

Streep is centre and seems excited. "Oh, I've never tweeted before," she says. DeGeneres then takes one of her with Chiwetel Ejiofor. Brad Pitt muscles in too. "Photo hog!" DeGeneres says to him.

@TheEllenShow tweets: "If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars

And guess what!? The selfie goes viral.

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