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Oscars selfie most retweeted Twitter post ever

A selfie taken by Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres has become the most retweeted Twitter post of all time.

Surrounding herself with a plethora of stars, including Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, DeGeneres said she was hoping to make the picture the most retweeted ever.

Just over an hour after posting the picture it had been retweeted 1,487,591 times and favourited 825,602 times making it the most popular tweet ever.

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Oscars audience eats pizza thanks to host Ellen

Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Chiwetel Ejiofor were among the stars that got stuck into some pizza during the Oscars.

Brad Pitt and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor take some pizza during the Oscars ceremony.
Brad Pitt and 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor take some pizza during the Oscars ceremony. Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Host Ellen DeGeneres brought in a pizza delivery guy and offered the tasty treat to the star-studded audience, who gladly got involved.

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Oprah 'so proud' of Oscar win for Lupita Nyong'o

Oprah Winfrey tweeted after Lupita Nyong'o picked up the Best Supporting Actress Oscar:

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Story of 'world's oldest Holocaust survivor' wins Oscar

The Oscar for Best Documentary Short went to The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life - a week after its inspiration, the world's oldest Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, died aged 110.

Alice Herz-Sommer was the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor.
Alice Herz-Sommer was the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor. Credit: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Director Malcolm Clarke, who now lives in Canada but learned his trade at the BBC and Granada, dedicated the win to her "extraordinary capacity for joy and her amazing capacity for forgiveness".

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Pharrell Williams dances for Meryl Streep at the Oscars

Pharrell Williams cheekily danced for Meryl Streep during his performance of Happy, which is nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar.

Pharrell dances to Meryl Streep as he performs at the Oscars.
Pharrell dances to Meryl Streep as he performs at the Oscars. Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
The crowd stands during Pharrell Williams' Oscars performance.
The crowd stands during Pharrell Williams' Oscars performance. Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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