Ellen DeGeneres Comes Clean About Her Pre-Oscar Butterflies

February 27th, 2007 // 7 Comments

(WENN)

For Ellen’s post-Oscar special on her daily talk show, she shared with her audience and viewers the video diary she kept Sunday evening, which detailed the events that took place during her task as hostess for the ceremony.

After the montage, a teary DeGeneres told her cheering audience, “I’m crying for many reasons. I’m tired, so I’m emotional … [but hosting the Oscars] represented so many things to me. It represented that people believed in me, they took a chance in me to hold something like that together, that people would want to see me.”

For the life of me, I can’t imagine how terrifying it must be to host an event like the Oscars. I got cold sweats just thinking about having to blog about it. Even though I’ve heard she’s been getting mixed reviews, I’m totally Team Ellen. The truth is that the Oscars are just so plain dull that it’s a tough job to try and liven it up. Although, can we all agree that Kathy Griffin would be capable of making the joint downright ROWDY?

By Lisa Timmons
  1. I think Ellen did great. The Oscars really shouldn’t be on the cutting edge of comedy. People don’t want F-bombs dropped and Janet Jackson’s nipple. They want safe, but contemporary laughs and Ellen delivered all of that with aplomb. I thought the whole show was really well done and struck a nice tone.

    The only way it could have been more perfect was if Paris Hilton was there, handing out mints in the restroom.

    Yep, that’s all it needed.

  2. margaretta

    They like me, they really like me!
    Oh barf, the drama of it all

  3. Loob

    I love Ellen! I thought she did a great job too, she was funny and adorable without being rude or an a-hole, like hosts from years past.
    (I don’t mean Jon Stewart, he was gorgeous too! :D)

  4. Loob

    I love Ellen! I thought she did a great job too, she was funny and adorable without being rude or an a-hole, like hosts from years past.
    (I don’t mean Jon Stewart, he was gorgeous too! :D)

  5. Loob

    That’s bizarre, the site says “wait and then post again”. So I did, and it printed twice. :\

  6. Yummsh

    Ellen was great, but yeah, Kathy Griffin would set that place on fire. We’re talking Igor-Stravinsky-debuting-The-Rites-Of-Spring rioting in the aisles-style crazy. Yeehaw!

  7. Sissy

    Ellen was great and was very adorable throughout the long, long, show. It’s supposed to be a night of entertainment and enjoyment not nasty or edgy digs and barbs. She did fine.

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