The epic selfie that broke Twitter

Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie Is The Most Retweeted Tweet Of All Time, Breaks 3 Million Retweets

A photograph of Oscars 2014 ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres alongside Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'O, Peter N'yongO and Angelina Jolie became the most retweeted photograph ever on Sunday night, racing past a record held by Barack Obama after he won a second term as president. 'If only Bradley's arm was longer,' she tweeted. 'Best photo ever'

Multi-tasking Ellen then shared the snap on her Twitter page, where it broke the record for most retweets, with 1,076,971 in less than an hour as social media fans went wild for the snap, while continuing to host the show.

However, it did appear as if the picture was part of a promotional stunt for Samsung, which is a big sponsor of the show, as the selfie was taken with her Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device which she whipped out at various stages during the proceedings.