Ellen DeGeneres: Pros and Cons of Hosting the Oscars

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Ellen DeGeneres may have landed one of the biggest gigs in showbiz but the decision to say ‘Yes’ wasn’t easy.

Instead of consulting Seth MacFarlane, Oscar producers or friends and family, she decided to make a list of the pros and cons of hosting the Oscars. On Wednesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, DeGeneres shared that list with her viewers.

“I thought I would take you on a journey inside my mind, which is scary. Hold on,” she said, before pulling the list out of her sock.

Pro: I get to perform in front of 60 million people.
Con: Oh my God, 60 million people watch that thing.

Pro: I’ll be invited to all the cool Oscar after parties.
Con: I like to be tucked in by 7:30.

Pro: Meryl Streep could get a record 17th Oscar nomination.
Con: Hashtag we’re over it, Meryl.

Pro: A lot of fancy designers will approach me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown of theirs.
Con: Ain’t no way in hell I’m wearing a gown.

Pro: I’ve done it before. The second time should be even better.
Con: My second sitcom got canceled after five minutes.

Pro: If I’m on stage hosting, I won’t be sitting on my couch drinking margaritas.
Con: If I’m on stage hosting, I won’t be sitting on my couch drinking margaritas.

Pro: The theater holds 3,000 seats.
Con: It’s gonna take 45 minutes to dance through all those aisles.

After mulling over the “cons” on the list, DeGeneres decided to host the 86th annual Academy Awards, which air Sunday, March 2, on ABC.

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  1. DanZee says:

    I don’t like her either, but the Hollywood big shots like her.

  2. SergioM says:

    Big Con: SHE’S NOT FUNNY! Tell you what, the day she actually says something even remotely funny give me call O.K.?

  3. vanessa says:

    Funny read. I’m on the SF Muni station waiting for my train and laughing out loud! Good stuff. Can’t wait!

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