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Thursday 28 August 2014

The greatest selfie ever? Brangelina, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper and more join Ellen DeGeneres for photo

Published 03/03/2014 | 03:17

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'Best photo ever' Picture: Ellen DeGeneres/Twitter
Host Ellen Degeneres takes a group picture at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-SHOW)
Host Ellen Degeneres takes a group picture at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-SHOW)
Host Ellen Degeneres takes a group picture at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-SHOW)
Host Ellen Degeneres takes a group picture at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-SHOW)

Hollywood's most famous acting talent gathered for the most impressive selfie - ever - at the Academy Awards.

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Host Ellen DeGeneres was working the room and engaging with A-list guests when she stopped and asked Meryl Streep for a selfie.

She then invited Julia Roberts, who was sitting behind the record-breaking 18-time Oscar nominee, to join, as well Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for the incredible snap.

Ellen DeGeneres' photograph went straight on to Twitter and promptly went viral and by 6am had been retweeted more than 2 million times.

It broke a record set by President Barack Obama with the picture of him hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012.

Twitter even had to send out an apology because all of retweeting disrupted the service for more than 20 minutes.

The host's light-hearted nature enthralled audience members, although she did get in hot water with Liza Minelli earlier in the night.

She joked that the legendary actress was 'the best Liza Minelli impersonator she'd ever seen'.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Bruce Willis and model Emma Heming attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor Bruce Willis and model Emma Heming attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Actress Sofía Vergara attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Sofía Vergara attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Actors Jon Hamm (L) and Jennifer Westfeldt attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actors Jon Hamm (L) and Jennifer Westfeldt attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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