Ellen Degeneres was back last night to host the Academy Awards for the second time—and she was definitely one of our favorite Oscar hosts yet!
The 56-year-old knows a thing or two about hosting a gig (in addition to her job as the host of The Ellen Degeneres Show, which has earned her the title of Outstanding Talk Show Host multiple times, she’s hosted the Emmy Awards and the Oscars before)—and it definitely showed!
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We loved the way she combined her signature compassion with the necessary snark to provide an unforgettable Oscar experience, which meant—of course—no stars were off limits!
Some of the best jokes came when she was poking fun at the celebrities—just check out nine of Ellen’s best zingers from the 86th Academy Awards!
“Between all of the nominees here tonight you’ve made over 1400 films and gone through a total of six years of college. Kids stay in school.”