Hilarious, straightforward and care free are all words describing Ellen DeGeneres’ hosting performance on Sunday March 2.
This was her second time hosting the award show in seven years and she stirred quite a buzz.
One of my favorite jokes DeGeneres said during her monologue was about Jennifer Lawrence’s fall last year when accepting her Best Actress Award for the film “Silver Linings Playbook”.
“Jennifer (Lawrence) by the way I’m not going to bring up what happened last year. It’s ridiculous, something like that happens and it’s embarrassing and people just talk about it,” DeGeneres said, while continuing to talk about the incident.
I was really hoping she was going to dance around the audience at the end of the monologue like on her talk show. I guess it’s only because it was a very formal event (darn!).
One highlight of the night was when DeGeneres asked the star-studded audience if they wanted some pizza. The pizza delivery guy arrived later in the show and Brad Pitt (no big deal!) and DeGeneres both handed out paper plates and napkins to the audience.
It was so cool that she was live- tweeting pictures during the award show with the stars in the audience.
The most memorable picture was a selfie that was retweeted over 3 million times with Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother, Bradley Cooper (holding the camera) and DeGeneres.
Over all DeGeneres did a great job of hosting this years Oscars. I hope they continue to ask her to come back!