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Ellen To Host The Oscars

She's hosted the Emmys and the Grammys, but now Ellen is headed for the big time by hosting the Oscars in February. The daytime TV host won 15 Emmys since 2003 and has certainly proven she is hilarious in her stand up routines. We were fans of Jon Stewart last year, but I guess the producers like to change things up. Here's more:

"Ellen DeGeneres was born to host the Academy Awards," said producer Laura Ziskin in a statement. "I can already tell she is going to set the bar very high for herself and therefore for all of us involved in putting on the show. Now all we need is a lot of great movies."

"When Laura Ziskin called, I was thrilled," said DeGeneres in a statement. "There's two things I've always wanted to do in my life. One is to host the Oscars. The second is to get a call from Laura Ziskin. You can imagine that day's diary entry."

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sweet-pea sweet-pea 10 years
I'll miss my baby Jon, but she is a good choice.
clepiau clepiau 10 years
O.M.G. I could not be more excited about this!! I'm a teensy bit sad that I won't get to see Sexy Jon Stewart host again this year, but Ellen (like Jon and Billy Crystal, for that matter) will be able to keep the show super funny without being disrespectful to the artists or the films. Unlike *some* former hosts I could mention. So yay! Griffin: Seriously? Men don't think she's entertaining? I guess I've never really talked to my guy friends about her, but I did not realize that. Why don't they, I wonder?
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Good for her! Just keep swimming Just keep swimming Just keep swimming swimming swimming.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
She is so funny! I think she'll make a good host specially for The Oscar where everyone is serious and kinda quiet
Griffin73 Griffin73 10 years
Great for women, terrible for guys. Most men don't think she's entertaining. I watch the Oscars every year, but not this next year. She is not appealing at all. If the academy thinks this will help there rating, they are mistaken.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
yay for ellen!
kidcrazy2 kidcrazy2 10 years
Excellent choice! Ellen hosted the Emmy's after the September 11th attacks and did a fabulous job. I have no doubt she'll do the Oscars proud.
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 10 years
I think she is so pretty. That is a really great picture of her too. She looks so down to earth and real. Something you dont see very often both in Hollywood (and real life anymore , it seems :( ) I would love to meet her. I bet she's an awesome person with a great heart. Im glad the queer community has someone like her for positive visibilty in a world of really bad sterotypes.
luckykarma luckykarma 10 years
Ellen is hilarious! Pixi, I agree with you, the diary comment was great!! I am soo looking forward to the Oscars now!
Cyn_MF_Cyn Cyn_MF_Cyn 10 years
Great choice. Ellen cracks me up. I love her, Her talk show and her persona. Shes so down to earth and realistic.
emmad18 emmad18 10 years
she'll do great
snixy30 snixy30 10 years
Ellen rocks!!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
xtina xtina 10 years
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 10 years
hahah just that comment about the diary entry is funny. i love ellen
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 10 years
finally a good reason to watch.
superwife superwife 10 years
That's a great pick!
wynter wynter 10 years
Should be funny!
Jessalee20 Jessalee20 10 years
Ellen is so awesome and hilarious. Such a good human being..if only more celebs could be like her we'd be living in a much better place!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I love Ellen. She's hysterical. And really seems very sweet and very genuine, to me.
jaxon jaxon 10 years
Yaya, I really like Ellen, she hilarious, but the "I'm gay" thing can really work your nerves. Her sitcom was really funny until she came out, then EVERY SINGLE episode thereafter was about her being gay
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 10 years
i love Ellen alot! cant wait for the oscars! shes sooo funny
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I love Ellen. I love her stand up, and I will still watch her old sitcom, if I notice it on. I think she's a great choice for host. I also loved Jon Stewart hosting, either one is fine with me.
ingrid89 ingrid89 10 years
This will be funny!
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Good for her! I like Ellen. She's down to earth and frighteningly normal!
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