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Ellen DeGeneres, Oscars 2014 Host: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Ellen DeGeneres is the 2014 host of the Academy Awards and we’ve got all the info on her hosting duties right here. We’ve also got details on what to expect from her at the Oscars, what she’ll be wearing, her live tweeting, her live post Oscars show, and her pre-show rituals. Read on for the facts.


1. An Interview With Good Morning America Gave Us Some Hints on What to Expect

This morning on GMA, Ellen DeGeneres sat down with Robin Roberts to talk about what she has in store for the Oscars. DeGeneres said she’s written her script over and over and will probably re-write more of it before the show. She also said she’ll be hanging out in the audience, playing with people a lot, so that should definitely be entertaining.


2. Ellen DeGeneres Will Be Live Tweeting During the Event

For the first time, the host of the Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres will be live tweeting during the event. She’s already begun her pre-Oscars tweeting and opened up once again to Robin Roberts about her jitters, her life in general, and her career. Check out some of her cute and funny tweets below:


3. This Will Be Ellen’s Second Time as Oscars Host

In 2007, DeGeneres hosted the Academy Awards and actually received an Emmy nomination for her hosting the show. She just recently posted the above “throwback” behind-the-scenes photo from her previous hosting.

Oscar executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron released a statement on Ellen’s return to the Oscars stage saying:

As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together, and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere, and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are.


4. Ellen Has Revealed Some Of Her Oscars Outfits and Pre-Show Rituals

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Ellen will be wearing designs by Hedi Slimane of St Laurent, amongst her outfits at the show. She’s apparently a huge fan of the French fashion designer’s work. DeGeneres revealed:

He’s made some gorgeous, beautiful suits. And I’m very honored and flattered that he wanted to put clothes on me. So I’ll be changing a few times.

Previously, Ellen made some jokes about her Oscars attire on her talk show telling viewers:

I haven’t picked out my gown yet, cause I’m not gonna wear one.


5. Ellen Will Be Hosting a Live Post Oscars Show

On Monday, March 3, 2014, Ellen will be hosting her post Oscars show on her talk show live. How exciting is that?! DeGeneres previously talked about what will go on during her live post Oscars show telling her audience:

That means when you see me on the Oscars on Sunday night, you’re gonna be like, ‘I wonder what she was thinking when that person did that thing?’ or ‘What does Meryl Streep smell like, really?

She also joked:

I will be delirious from staying up all night long. Not really sure what condition I’ll be in. I may be in my pajamas. I sleep naked.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that this will be the third live show for Ellen’s talk show.


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