How the 91st Academy Awards Unfolded on Twitter ?
By: Angy Essam
Tue, Feb. 26, 2019
CAIRO - 26 February 2019: Born to Egyptian parents, Egyptian-American star Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) has been a hot topic on Twitter during this award season.
And the Oscars season has been no different.
Here is how the conversation around the Oscars unfolded on Twitter:
The most Tweeted about moments of the night:
1. Green Book wins Best Picture
2. Shallow wins Best Original Song
3. Rami Malek wins Best Actor
4. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper perform Shallow
5. Olivia Colman wins Best Actress
The most Tweeted about celebrities of the night:
1. Lady Gaga
2. Bradley Cooper
3. Rami Malek
4. Alfonso Cuarón
5. Spike Lee
The most Tweeted about movies of the night:
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Green Book
4. Black Panther
5. A Star Is Born
The most Tweeted about celebrities on the red carpet:
1. Lady Gaga
2. Billy Porter
3. Yalitza Aparicio
4. Rami Malek
5. Adam Lambert
The top MENA countries Tweeting about @ItsRamiMalek in Arabic were:
2. Saudi Arabia
When Malek received a nomination for Best Leading Actor at the #Oscars2019, he took to Twitter to thank the Academy (@TheAcademy) and share this moment with his fans, which became his most Retweeted Tweet of all time:
Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the work of so many from the cast and crew who made all of this possible. I have absolutely treasured playing Freddie Mercury and I am so profoundly humbled and thrilled to honor him this way.— Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) January 22, 2019
It is worth noting that Malek’s following on Twitter increased by 27% since he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama.
Malek's full acceptance speech
"I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him, and I think his curly-haired little mind would be blown. That kid was struggling with his identity, trying to figure himself out.''
''I think to anyone struggling with their identity and trying to discover their voice, listen: We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant who lived his life just unapologetically himself. And the fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is the proof that we're longing for stories like this."
“I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, a first-generation American... and part of my story is being written right now. I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you, and everyone who believed in me for this moment. It’s something I will treasure for the rest of my life.” -Rami Malek's 2019 Oscars acceptance speech for "Best Actor," Bohemian Rhapsody.''