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Behind the Scenes at the Oscars

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  • - I HAD A LOT OF FUN HOSTING THE OSCARS.
  • THERE WAS A CAMERA FOLLOWING ME AROUND
  • FROM THE DAY THAT WE STARTED REHEARSING
  • ALL WEEK AND ALL BACKSTAGE THROUGHOUT THE SHOW.
  • I WANT TO SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT
  • ABOUT THE--WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND THE SCENES RIGHT NOW.
  • - LIVE FROM THE DOLBY THEATRE
  • AT HOLLYWOOD AND HIGHLAND,
  • IT'S THE OSCARS.
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
  • PLEASE WELCOME YOUR HOST,
  • ELLEN DEGENERES.
  • [upbeat funky music]
  • - I TOLD YOU WHAT I DID OVER THE SUMMER,
  • AND I FORGOT TO MENTION SOMETHING PRETTY BIG.
  • I ACTUALLY AGREED TO HOST THE ACADEMY AWARDS AGAIN.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • [singing] - OOH
  • CRAZY'S WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT ME
  • all: TOO QUICK FOR THE LINES THEY THROW
  • - GOTTA FEEL IT
  • BODY TAKES CONTROL
  • REALLY NEED IT, NEED IT
  • - WE SEEM WAY OFF.
  • - I SHOULD BE IN THE MIDDLE. YOU KNOW, SHE'S THE HOST.
  • - I'M NOT ON CAMERA ANYMORE, AM I?
  • [laughter]
  • - [singing] HERE WE GO
  • FEEL IT IN MY SOUL
  • REALLY NEED IT, NEED IT
  • - YOU CAN SEE THAT ALL RIGHT THOUGH, RIGHT?
  • - WELL, WHEN I'M BEHIND IT, IT'S BETTER.
  • - YEAH.
  • - WHAT I DON'T WANT IS IT TO START COMING UP
  • WHEN I'M STANDING RIGHT OVER IT.
  • THAT WOULD BE--
  • - [singing] IT MIGHT SEEM CRAZY
  • WHAT I'M ABOUT TO SAY
  • - OH, MY GOD, BONO, COULD YOU TAKE A PICTURE OF ME?
  • - WHEN I TURN THE CORNER,
  • GETTING CLOSE TO THE THEATRE,
  • WHAT'S IT LIKE TO LOOK UP AND SEE YOURSELF THERE?
  • - THAT'S NORMALLY IN MY YARD.
  • AND I MOVED IT HERE TO HELP THEM OUT.
  • [singing] - GIVE ME ALL YOU GOT
  • AND DON'T HOLD IT BACK
  • - YEAH
  • - HEY, EVERYBODY.
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
  • BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.
  • I'M NOT GONNA LET YOU KNOW.
  • [laughter]
  • - [singing] BECAUSE I'M HAPPY
  • CLAP ALONG IF YOU KNOW
  • - I THINK I MIGHT JUST SAY I'M TRYING
  • TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE MOST RETWEETED PICTURE.
  • I REALLY HOPE THAT EVERYONE JUMPS IN THIS PICTURE.
  • I KEEP THINKING--I MEAN, THAT WILL BE AMAZING
  • IF EVERYONE REALLY GETS IN.
  • - MM-HMM.
  • - SEEMS TO ME LIKE WE NEED TO FIND A SOMMELIER A LITTLE BIT.
  • - DO I NEED TO SAY SHE'S FROM KENYA?
  • SHE'S KENYAN? AND--
  • [laughter]
  • AND HE IS FROM SOMALIA?
  • SOMMELIER.
  • [laughter]
  • WHO'S THE WINE CAPTAIN NOW?
  • [laughter]
  • JUST SO PROUD OF THE JOKE.
  • - [singing] CLAP ALONG
  • IF YOU FEEL LIKE HAPPINESS IS THE TRUTH
  • 'CAUSE I'M HAPPY
  • CLAP ALONG IF YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPINESS IS TO YOU
  • BECAUSE I'M HAPPY
  • CLAP ALONG IF YOU FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT YOU WANNA DO
  • - THE LIGHTS ARE NOW DIM.
  • PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO TAKE THEIR SEATS.
  • AND THE OSCARS IS ABOUT TO START.
  • [contemplative piano music]
  • - HERE WE GO.
  • HEY, YOU.
  • [laughter]
  • - OH, MY GOD, THAT WAS SO QUICK.
  • - HI.
  • - WAIT--WAS THAT ME THAT YOU SAID THAT TO?
  • - YES. - OH.
  • IT WAS, OH, MY GOD.
  • I WAS LIKE, "HOW PRESUMPTUOUS."
  • - ARE YOU GOING OUT NOW? 'CAUSE WE'RE STARTING.
  • WE SHOULD PROBABLY-- - YEAH, I NEED TO GO SIT DOWN.
  • - I THINK YOU SHOULD. - YOU SHOULD GO GET ONSTAGE.
  • - ALL RIGHT. - OKAY.
  • - I'LL BE LOOKING AT YOU.
  • - HAVE A GREAT SHOW.
  • - THANK YOU!
  • BYE-BYE!
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - PLEASE WELCOME YOUR HOST,
  • ELLEN DEGENERES.
  • [inspiring music]
  • - AND I THINK YOU SHOULD THINK OF YOURSELVES AS WINNERS.
  • NOT ALL OF YOU, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO'VE WON BEFORE SHOULD
  • THINK OF YOURSELVES...
  • AS WINNERS.
  • AND I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.
  • "ELLEN, THAT'S EASY FOR YOU TO SAY.
  • "YOU'VE BEEN CHOSEN TO HOST,
  • AND THAT'S SORT OF THE HIGHEST AWARD THERE IS."
  • THANK YOU.
  • THANK YOU.
  • - [singing] CITY OF ANGELS
  • DOWN IN THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS
  • - I LOVE YOU, BABY.
  • - BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
  • - BLEH, BLEH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
  • THAT'S PROBABLY WHAT IT'S GONNA SOUND LIKE.
  • - DID I MESS YOU UP?
  • - I'M GONNA GO OUT AND SAY EXACTLY THAT NOW.
  • CRUSHING. ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING RIGHT NOW.
  • - OKAY, THAT'S GOOD. LOOK AT US.
  • - NICE.
  • - [singing] CITY OF ANGELS
  • DOWN IN THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS
  • [laughter]
  • - KEVIN'S FACE.
  • - YES.
  • - AND HERE ARE THE NOMINEES--
  • - JARED LETO JUMPING IN-- HE RAN OVER.
  • - WHEN I LOOK DOWN AT THIS GOLDEN STATUE,
  • MAY IT REMIND ME AND EVERY LITTLE CHILD
  • THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU'RE FROM,
  • YOUR DREAMS ARE VALID.
  • THANK YOU.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - OH, MY GOD.
  • - HOW DID I DO?
  • - YOU WENT, AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SPEECH.
  • IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
  • - THANK YOU.
  • - OKAY, GOOD. COME ON.
  • LET'S GO.
  • - HOLD THESE.
  • - ALL RIGHT.
  • GUESS WHAT? PIZZA'S HERE.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - [singing] HOME
  • HOME
  • - I LOVE YOU.
  • [laughter]
  • - YOU'RE DOING GOOD. - OH.
  • OH, GOD, WHICH WAY DO I GO?
  • - I DON'T KNOW. GOOD LUCK.
  • - COME ON.
  • - SHE'S RUNNING.
  • [laughter]
  • - HI. - HI, HOW ARE YOU?
  • - HOW ARE YOU? - GOOD TO SEE YOU.
  • - YOU'RE KILLING IT. - OH, THANKS.
  • - SO... - WE BROKE THE RECORD.
  • - WITH THAT PICTURE? - WELL, I'M SHOCKED.
  • [laughter]
  • - NO. - WE CRASHED TWITTER.
  • WE MADE HISTORY.
  • - THAT'S AMAZING. - OH, MY GOD.
  • - WE MADE HISTORY. - OH, MY GOD.
  • - YEAH.
  • - ONE OF US SHOULD HAVE FLASHED A BOOB.
  • THAT'S THE ONLY WAY--WE WOULD HAVE SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET.
  • - NEXT YEAR--WE HAVE TIME.
  • - ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO. - WE HAVE TIME.
  • - THEY SAID-- THEY SAID THAT YOU--
  • - I QUIT, AND YOU'RE TAKING OVER?
  • - WELL-- [laughs]
  • - YOU CAN FINISH IT. FINISH IT FOR ME.
  • - LISTEN, ELLEN HAD TO LEAVE.
  • AND THE OSCAR GOES TO...
  • "12 YEARS A SLAVE."
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - THAT'S IT. GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY.
  • BYE-BYE.
  • [cheers and applause]
  • WHOO!
  • OOH!
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - ALL RIGHT.
  • - I CAN'T EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE ENOUGH FOR
  • HOW HARD EVERYBODY WORKED.
  • THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU ALL.
  • all: CHEERS!
  • [cheers and applause]
  • - I MEAN IT. THANK YOU ALL.
  • SO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK. THANK YOU.
  • WE'LL BE BACK WITH SARAH JESSICA PARKER.

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Ellen hosted the most viewed Oscars in recent history, and she brought her cameras with her everywhere she went! Check out her exclusive behind-the-scenes journey.