The 87th Oscar Awards just wrapped up a few hours ago at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and 24 winners walked away with the much-coveted golden statuette.

While most South Africans and others in different time zones slept during the show in the wee hours of the morning, quite a number stayed up to watch and tweet their opinions on the event during the almost four-hour live broadcast.

Twitter Data just posted a heat map that shows every tweet from around the world in real time that contained either the words or hashtag “Oscars, #Oscars or red carpet”. Locally, almost all of the live tweets came from the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town areas.

Check out the heat map below. You can also view the Twitter Data timeline to see the top moments, actors and actresses that had people talking on the social network.

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