Oscars 2015: Amazing map shows how obsessed everyone is with the Academy Awards

Twitter has visualised the internet response to the year's big movie moment

It wasn't an Oscar-winning film or actor that most excited the Twittersphere last night, it was a pop-star.

On the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga performed a medley of songs from the film to great internet acclaim, pipping Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress to become the event's most talked-about moment on Twitter.


This has been visualised on an incredible-looking map from the Twitter Data team that shows how users of the social media platform reacted to Hollywood's biggest night of the year.

The battle for best film between Boyhood and Birdman was the second biggest topic of the evening, according to a Twitter blog post, and Patricia Arquette's speech - in which she called for equal pay for women - was the third.

As the two films that came away with the most awards, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the most tweeted about, with Richard Linklater's 12-year meditation on Boyhood performing the next best.

The popularity of the Oscars around the world can be seen on this map, with a huge number of tweets from Europe and East Asia despite the significant time-difference.

Naturally the biggest response came from the Americas, with huge interaction from Mexico and South America, particularly in the wake of the big win for Mexican-American Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Despite the amount of attention this years' awards received, no moment approached Ellen Degeneres' star-studded selfie that became the most retweeted thing ever.

The closest this year's event came was Lady Gaga and her Sound of Music.

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