Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars Selfie Has Scored the Most Retweets Ever

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Ellen managed to break the record for most retweets ever by some margin at last night's Oscars. Her selfie, in which she is flanked by many huge Hollywood names, has chalked up well over 2 million retweets and counting.

The new tweet beats President Obama's previous record—achieved when he posted a picture of him and the First Lady when he won the 2012 presidential elections—which scored 779,460 retweets. In fact, the volume of retweets of the latest record even caused a "brief service issue" on Twitter.

Ellen's selfie was captured on a Samsung, though she was apparently using an iPhone backstage all night. Oops. [Twitter]