He didn’t walk away with a little gold statue, but Timothee Chalamet was perhaps Oscar’s very biggest star on the very smallest of screens, according to Tubular Labs’ analysis of the five most popular online videos about 2018’s Oscar night ceremonies.
Chalamet, 22 with the kind of cute-boy looks likely to appeal to many a tween-aged YouTube user, had key roles in two of the year’s most celebrated films, “Lady Bird” and “Call Me By Your Name.” Chalamet was nominated for Best Actor in the latter film, though his portrayal of a teen in a summer romance with his father’s research assistant lost out to Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.”
Given those breakout performances, it was no surprise that Chalamet also had a key part in two of Oscar’s biggest online videos, including a red-carpet reunion with his high school drama teacher by way of a long-distance link staged courtesy of ABC. Chalamet and “Call Me” co-star Armie Hammer also were part of the most popular video of the night, a fundraising plea tied to their movie and conducted on behalf of two charities supporting gay teens and the AIDS monument.
Other top Oscar 2018 videos included Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers take on the awards night; Tiffany Haddish’s enthusiastic description to Jimmy Kimmel sidekick Guillermo of the aroma of her idol, Meryl Streep; and Oscar.org’s own string of clips capturing the moment before each winner was announced.
Tubular tabulated the top-performing videos based on YouTube views and engagements or Facebook views and engagements, as appropriate.
Chalamet is the star of 2 of the top Oscar 2018 online videos. Let’s take a look at the full top 5:
- Hang with Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer Before the Oscars
- Guillermo at the Oscars
- Timothee Chalamet – The Oscars
- Oscars 2018: Nominations Announcement
- Honest Trailers – The Oscars (2018)
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