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Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar win breaks Twitter record

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar win breaks Twitter record

Leonardo DiCaprio's moment in the Oscar limelight on Sunday spawned a record-breaking burst of Twitter activity.

DiCaprio's best actor win for his starring turn in "The Revenant" at the 88th Academy Awards -- his first Oscar -- generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute. That made it the most-tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever, handily beating the previous record of 255,000 tweets per minute, set in 2014 when host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a star-studded selfie.

After DiCaprio's win, the next most-tweeted Oscars moments were the "Spotlight" surprise win for best picture followed by "Mad Max: Fury Road" picking up its sixth statue of the...

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