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Receiving more than 1.6million Tweets worldwide, #Parasite was the most Tweeted about movie at the #Oscars
Director Bong Joon-ho was the most discussed celeb on Twitter during the 2020 Oscars night
Parasite winning the Best Picture Award was the most Tweeted moment of the night 
The official Twitter account for “Parasite” Movie Tweeted a parody image of the Oscar Statuette to thank The Academy

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Media OutReach – 11 February 2020 – “Parasite” (@ParasiteMovie), which won four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards Oscars (@TheAcademy), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay, fired up Twitter all over the world.

“Parasite”, the first Korean movie in history to win an Oscar for Best Picture, was the world’s most Tweeted about movie during the award show. “Parasite” received more than 1.6 million Tweets worldwide from the time nominees were announced on 13 January 2020. The second most Tweeted movie was “Joker”, with Joaquin Phoenix also winning the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role. The third most Tweeted film was “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”, with Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt also winning for Best Actor in Supporting Role. Fourth place went to “Jojo Rabbit”, while Best Animated Feature Film, “Toy Story 4” rounded up the list in fifth place. 

Most Tweeted about movies during the 2020 Oscars night
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Jojo Rabbit
Toy Story 4

Twitter also announced the ‘Top 5 most Tweeted moments of the 2020 Oscars night’. With more than 500,000 Tweets around the world, Parasite’s Best Picture Win was the top Tweeted moment of the night. 

Top 5 most Tweeted moments of the 2020 Oscars night
Parasite wins Best Picture
Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for Joker 
Bong Joon-ho wins Best Director for Parasite
Renee Zellweger wins Best Actress for Judy
Eminem’s surprise performance at the Oscars

In addition, Director Bong Joon-ho was first on the list of the ‘Most discussed celebrities on Twitter during the 2020 Oscars night’. 520,000 Tweets were related to Bong Joon-ho on the day of the awards ceremony alone. The rest of the top five celebrities were Joaquin Phoenix, Eminem, Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman in that order.

Most Tweeted about celebs during the 2020 Oscars night
Bong Joon-ho
Joaquin Phoenix
Brad Pitt
Natalie Portman

The Top Tweet of the award show came from the official account of The Academy Awards (@TheAcademy) announcing “Parasite” as the winner of the Best Picture award.

Here are the Top 5 Tweets about the 2020 Oscars during the show: 

And here are the Top 5 Tweets about Parasite on the 2020 Oscars night: 

Check out hashtag #Oscars, #Parasite, and #Bonghive, or follow the @TheAcademy and @ParasiteMovie official handles to keep updated with what’s happening on Twitter celebrating this historic moment for Korean cinema!

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