Lady Gaga Won the Oscars on Twitter

Sound of Music performance was the most tweeted moment

Lady Gaga's medley of songs from The Sound of Music during the Oscars didn't only amaze audiences, it ignited Twitter chatter. According to data from Twitter, the singer's performance was the most tweeted moment during Sunday night's telecast. 

The social network looked across its platform to see which Oscar moments drove the most conversation. The top two and three moments were Alejandro González Iñárritu winning Best Picture for Birdman and Patricia Arquette's acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, in which she called for equal rights for women.

Predictably, the most mentioned Oscar movie on Twitter was Birdman, which took home Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Director. The Grand Budapest Hotel, which also took home four awards, got the second most tweets. Boyhood, Richard Linklater's epic film that took 12 years to make, was widely expected to take home multiple awards but only won Best Supporting Actress. The snubbed movie was the third most mentioned on Twitter.

As for which performers and nominees got the most buzz, Lady Gaga's handle was tweeted the most times. Arquette and John Legend, who performed a powerful rendition of Glory from Selma alongside Common, rounded out the top three @ mentions. Glory went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

See Twitter's heat map below, visualizing how tweets erupted around the U.S. during the Oscars.