I, like many in my generation, literally go straight from shutting off my alarm to grabbing my phone and scrolling through my social media platforms in the morning. I’m not even out of bed before I’m reading about all the news that has surfaced in the six hours or so since I put the phone down—also from bed. We’re horribly dependent on technology and the ability to be “plugged in” 24/7. Do I care? Nope.
Our beloved talk show host announced the news this morning via Twitter. I’m so excited. I adore Ellen. In fact, if you don’t love Ellen, we probably can’t even be friends. She is hands-down my favorite celebrity. Trumps everyone. Every time someone comes on her show and raps or dances or does something ridiculous and she hands them a job and an apartment and a payment plan for their student loans in the form of a briefcase o’cash, I’m driven to the brink of insanity. I would drop my entire life to go to Burbank and work for her. My. Entire. Life.
Anyway, the year she hosted was probably my favorite. I don’t remember when exactly the Oscars became a regular thing for me, but I think it was around the time when Lord of the Rings swept every damn award, so it’s been at least a decade. The host essentially carries the show, for me anyway. In between the boring segments, I want to be entertained. I was actually really amused by Seth Macfarlane last year—who else had “We Saw Your Boobs” stuck in their head all night?—but Ellen’s trademark humor (vacuuming the theater, chatting up Clint Eastwood) never fails. I can’t wait to see what she brings to the stage in March. I better brush off my dancin’ shoes.
Do you think Ellen was a good choice? If not, who would you rather see emcee?
The 86th Annual Academy Awards air Sunday, March 2, 2014.