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Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie is most retweeted post of all time

Ellen de Generes made history after snapping a celebrity selfie at The Oscars.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

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3/3/2014 1:11 PM
Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie is most retweeted post of all time


030314-ellen_main.jpgEllen de Generes who’s hosting the 86th Academy Awards has made history on Twitter today.

During the live show, Ellen took a selfie with Hollywood’s biggest movie stars which includes Jared Leto, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o, Nyong'o's brother, Peter and Angelina Jolie. 

“If only Bradley’s arm was longer,” she tweeted after Bradley took the photo.  “Best photo ever #oscars,” she added.

As of this writing, 12:26 PM Manila time, the photo was retweeted 1.4 million times already. Coincidentally, Twitter crashed shortly after Ellen tweeted the photo. The comedian-host declared later on that she made the social media site crash. “It’s true. We crashed Twitter and made history. It means we’re all winners tonight.” 

Ellen broke U.S. President Barack Obama’s previous record of the most retweeted post of all time. Barack Obama’s election-night photo with US first Lady Michelle has been retweeted 778,000 times. Ellen broke that record in less than an hour. 

Local personalities have expressed their “amusement” over Ellen’s photo. “EPIC!!! ?????? After Obama's #selfie, this could be the next most talked about w all the stars running to be in it!!!!! #oscarselfie - loooooove it!!!! #mar32014,” Karen Davila posted. “This photo will break Obama's record as most retweeted photo! Selfie w the most beautiful glam people in the world,” Ces Drilon tweeted.