The Oscars recognize celebrities, cinema, and now apparently, selfies. On March 2nd, the annual Oscar awards aired, hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres. And while Ellen’s hosting gig went well, her real win of the evening was the selfie she took with A-listers Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, along with some others. As soon as the image hit the social media sphere, it spread like wildfire. With millions of retweets, shares, and reposts, the picture was soon referred to as “The Selfie Seen Around The World.” But why was it so popular? Perhaps it’s Meryl Streep’s gaping grin. Or maybe it’s the way the faces of Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts perfectly frame Kevin Spacey’s head. Whatever it is, the Oscars selfie taught us an important lesson about social media: all you need for fame is a smart phone and twelve celebrities.