Ellen selfie breaks Twitter retweet record and other great pics and videos tweeted during the Oscars

Twitter crashed for 20 minutes because of selfie

LOS ANGELES - Ellen DeGeneres' goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. 

During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor Bradley Cooper to take a picture with her and several other stars crowding around, including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Long before midnight Sunday, the photo had been retweeted more than 2 million times, breaking a record set by President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012. 

Twitter also sent out an apology because all of the retweeting disrupted service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.

HERE IS ELLEN'S SELFIE AND OTHER AWESOME OSCAR PICS & VIDEOS:

Another angle on the famous selfie

If you're curious what kind of phone Ellen uses... 

Nic Cage really will appear in anything, even Photoshopped selfies

Awwwwww....

That's a talented trio backstage

JLaw might want to let go of that Oscar because Lupita doesn't look like she's playing

Matthew McConaughey internal monologue

It's not delivery, it's Brad Pitt

Clearly, Angelina doesn't let Brad eat like this at home

"Frozen" singer Idina Menzel warms up before the show

Bill Murray's ad-lib tribute to Harold Ramis

What's the sound of one Ghostbuster clapping, er, fist-pumping?

 

 

John Travolta has trouble reading

Billy Bush had some non-record-breaking celebrity selfies too

 

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