By Monica Austin, Movies & TV Partnerships Lead

The 88th annual Academy Awards, the biggest night in entertainment, was held on Sunday night. Just like those who attended and the stars who won, the world celebrated the #Oscars with 24 million people generating 67 million posts, likes and comments about the the event on Facebook.


Here are the 5 most talked-about moments on Facebook across the country related to the Academy Awards during the show:

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor
  2. Spotlight wins Best Picture
  3. Lady Gaga Performs ‘Til It Happens to You’
  4. Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director
  5. Mark Rylance wins Best Actor in a Supporting Role


This year, everyone from the Academy to presenters used Facebook Live to give fans a closer look at the Oscars experience:

Chris Rock making his way to the stage:


A backstage look at the #Oscars Supporting Actress winner announcement:


Kevin Hart Live from the red carpet:


Whoopi Goldberg about to leave for the #Oscars:


Good Morning America Live with Sam Smith before their on-air interview:



Additionally, ABC captured the red carpet like never before using immersive 360 video.  Take a 360 walk down the red carpet with their exclusive virtual reality experience:



After the show, the fun continued on Facebook.  Live video of guests arriving at the #Oscars Governors Ball:


360° look at Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, and others on the#VFoscarparty red carpet:


Jon Hamm and Tyler Oakley give you a 360° tour of the #VFoscarparty Instagram portrait studio:


Access Hollywood Live from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party with Best Supporting Actor #Oscar winner Mark Rylance:


Leonardo DiCaprio thanked the Academy for his first Best Actor win:


The Academy shared Chris Rock’s opening monologue:


Lady Gaga showed her love for Taylor Kinney after her emotional performance of “’Til It Happens to You”: