August 2, 2013 at 8:50 am #107087
Ever since I saw her opening monologue from the last time she hosted on youtube I have been WAITING for them to bring her back because she was hilarious, and it’s finally happenedAugust 2, 2013 at 8:58 am #107088
Awesome!August 2, 2013 at 9:05 am #107089
An underrated Oscar host and a phenomenal Emmys host. Now I really want to see Steve Carell nominated. They’ll probably do a really funny segment together.August 2, 2013 at 9:12 am #107090
AWESOME!August 2, 2013 at 9:15 am #107091
Well, she’s certainly the perfect antidote to Seth MacFarlane.August 2, 2013 at 9:17 am #107092
I don’t think Ellen was that strong of a host the first time. She made quite a lot of rookie mistakes and treated the gig like her talk show, with small-time gags that didn’t translate well for such a large audience (following in the vein of the unsuccessful Letterman year): there was the Clint Eastwood/Martin Scorsese script reading, vacuuming, not being edgy with any of her jokes, talking about how much it meant to her to host (a little corny). It wasn’t the right persona for the Oscars. That being said, I bet Ellen could do a much better job now than she did back in 2007. She should have a better sense of what works and what didn’t, plus she’s more popular now than ever with Finding Nemo 2 in the works.August 2, 2013 at 9:19 am #107093
Finally they get it right!August 2, 2013 at 9:32 am #107094
So the blue hair wing of the Academy has pulled some strings to land their pick for host this year. This show will be as bland and twice as long as a typical Jennifer Aniston movie. Where’s Louis C. K. when you need him?August 2, 2013 at 9:40 am #107095
I love Ellen!! She can do no wrong in my book.August 2, 2013 at 9:42 am #107096
Love Ellen! Warm and funny at same time. Can’t wait! Wonder if they’ll be tuning in from Russia?August 2, 2013 at 9:44 am #107097
Most of the world gets the show tape delayed the next day, and edited to make it a briefer show.
This will be a week after the Olympics are over, so she might have lots of material.August 2, 2013 at 9:55 am #107098
Yessssss. Great choice!August 2, 2013 at 9:59 am #107099
Woot! Great choice! Would have prefered the dynamic duo of Tina and Amy, but Ellen’s also pretty good.