Star-Studded Oscar Selfie Beats Obama’s Twitter Record

It took more than 10 Hollywood stars to best President Barack Obama’s record for the most-retweeted tweet of all time.

During Sunday’s Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres got actor Bradley Cooper to snap a selfie with a huge group of nominees and presenters. Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie all got in the frame.

Previously, a 2012 election night photo of the President and First Lady Michelle Obama captioned “Four more years” held the title.


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