The Academy had more than 9 million likes across more than 1,000 posts in 2015. Not surprising for 2015 is that almost all of most popular photos from the Academy's Instagram account are photos from the 87th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22.
As another year comes to close, an interesting trend on Instagram had us wondering.
Filling up Instagram feeds over the past few days were images from a viral website that collects the nine most liked photos from a user's account in 2015 and presents them in a shareable grid.
That got us wondering about the Academy's Instagram account. We took that grid of photos and dug a little deeper. The Academy had more than 9 million likes across more than 1,000 posts in 2015. The Academy has come a long way since its first post in 2012.
Take a look at the year-by-year breakdown of the number of posts:
Not surprising for 2015 is that almost all of most popular photos from the Academy's Instagram account are photos from the 87th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22.
Take a look back with us at the Academy's 10 most liked photos:
10. May 1st flashback to ‘Birdman’ cast
9. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez and that dress
8. Anna Kendrick on the Red Carpet
7. Moore and McConaughey
6. Eddie Murphy and that camera angle
Read more about this shot and others from this camera angle.
5. Lupita and Leto
4. Best Original Screenplay winners for ‘Birdman’
3. March 12th throwback to Meryl eating pizza
2. The ‘Birdman’ cast celebrates Best Picture win
Andrea Riseborough, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Edward Norton backstage last night with the Oscar for Best Picture for their film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”. #Birdman #EmmaStone #EdwardNorton #NaomiWatts #Iñárritu #AndreaRiseborough #BestPicture #Backstage
1. The Lady Gaga and Julie Andrew Hug
That photo also happens to be the Academy's most liked photo of all time.
After such a beautiful year, we can't wait to see what the Academy shares in 2016!
The 88th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2015, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.