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The Social Media Oscar Race

$64.3 million was spent on the advertising for the five Best Picture nominees for an Oscar in 2008. Below you can see the breakout where Benjamin Button had the most ad spending $31.0 million in the US.

Regardless of the money spent for advertising, the night of the Academy Awards, social networking took full effect with viewers twittering about these films. Slumdog Millionaire lead with 6,369 tweets during the broadcast. Below is the breakout of the five film nominees:

* Slumdog Millionaire: 6,369
* Milk: 3,617
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 1,110
* The Reader: 814
* Frost/Nixon: 543

Source: eMarketer, March 2 2009

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