Can Tracee Ellis Ross Please Host Every Awards Show?

It seems like it's been eons since an awards show host or hosts dazzled, or even really entertained (paging Amy and Tina), but Tracee Ellis Ross has ended the recent streak of boring, cloying, try-hard, or try-not-at-all hosts. Blazing onto the stage of the 2018 American Music Awards for the second year in a row, she was funny, silly, sweet, and seemed genuinely excited to be there. Which is more than many awards show hosts can say!

Ross started off the night with a lip sync and dance medley that proved she got at least some of her mom's moves, if not her voice (that's the legendary Diana Ross, of course). She started off, grill-clad, breaking it down to “Bodak Yellow,” then “This Is America,” “APESHIT,” “Respect,” “Uptown Funk,” and, finally, “Run the World.” And she did it all decked out in a jumpsuit capped off by a Gucci and Dapper Dan collaboration cape. (She would, she announced at the top of the show, only be wearing black designers.) The performance was followed by a shoutout to her TV children, from ABC show Blackish in which she stars, who promptly cut her down to size with "7" and "3" scorecards. It was self-deprecating while managing to shout-out her network—which is often when hosts and presenters get unbearably staid during these types of events. She even seemed truly delighted by the somewhat awkward appearance of her brother and his wife, Ashlee Simpson, who are hawking their new E! reality show (on which Ellis will make a cameo). And then she asked A. Rod (basking in the glow of another Jennifer Lopez performance) about his skincare routine, and we were sold.

Ross hosted in 2017, and with her return this year she has truly solidified herself in the awards show host hall of fame. Seriously: we would welcome her at any of the upcoming handful of ceremonies that we'll be watching before Post Malone hair grows back out to it's usual low-pony length. Perhaps it was watching her during this season particularly, seamlessly and gracefully accomplishing what hosts have tried to do and pretty much failed at across the board: getting political. Ross made several references to the upcoming November midterm elections without looking like she was reading from a cue card. Vote for Tracee!

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American Music Awards 2018: Fashion—Live From the Red Carpet

<h1 class="title">Jennifer Lopez in Georges Chakra Couture and Jimmy Choo shoes and bag</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Jennifer Lopez in Georges Chakra Couture and Jimmy Choo shoes and bag

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<h1 class="title">Rita Ora</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Rita Ora

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<h1 class="title">Ciara</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Ciara

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<h1 class="title">Leighton Meester</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Leighton Meester

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<h1 class="title">Camila Cabello with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bulgari jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Camila Cabello with Christian Louboutin shoes and Bulgari jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Gladys Knight</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Gladys Knight

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<h1 class="title">Amandla Stenberg</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Amandla Stenberg

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<h1 class="title">Rami Malek</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Rami Malek

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<h1 class="title">Busy Philipps in Michael Kors Collection</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Busy Philipps in Michael Kors Collection

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<h1 class="title">Heidi Klum in Julien Macdonald</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Heidi Klum in Julien Macdonald

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<h1 class="title">Sevyn Streeter</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Sevyn Streeter

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<h1 class="title">CeCe Winans</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

CeCe Winans

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<h1 class="title">Lexy Panterra</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Lexy Panterra

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<h1 class="title">Carrie Underwood with Le Silla shoes and L' Dezen jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Carrie Underwood with Le Silla shoes and L' Dezen jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Mimi Saballa</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Mimi Saballa

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<h1 class="title">Quavo</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Quavo

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<h1 class="title">Lauren Daigle</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Lauren Daigle

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<h1 class="title">Kathryn Hahn</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Kathryn Hahn

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<h1 class="title">John Stamos</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

John Stamos

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<h1 class="title">Offset and Cardi B</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Offset and Cardi B

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<h1 class="title">Bad Bunny and J Balvin</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Bad Bunny and J Balvin

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<h1 class="title">Qveen Herby</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Qveen Herby

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<h1 class="title">Post Malone</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Post Malone

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<h1 class="title">G-Eazy and Halsey</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

G-Eazy and Halsey

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<h1 class="title">Taran Killam</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Taran Killam

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<h1 class="title">Amber Heard with Christian Louboutin shoes</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Amber Heard with Christian Louboutin shoes

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<h1 class="title">Marsai Martin in Pamella Roland</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Marsai Martin in Pamella Roland

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<h1 class="title">Cobie Smulders with a Roger Vivier bag</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Cobie Smulders with a Roger Vivier bag

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<h1 class="title">Bebe Rexha in Le Silla shoes</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Bebe Rexha in Le Silla shoes

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<h1 class="title">Michael Trewartha and Kyle Trewartha</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Michael Trewartha and Kyle Trewartha

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<h1 class="title">Dua Lipa</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Dua Lipa

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<h1 class="title">Constance Wu with Brumani jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Constance Wu with Brumani jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson with Effy Jewelry jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson with Effy Jewelry jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Halle Bailey and Chloe Bailey</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Halle Bailey and Chloe Bailey

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<h1 class="title">Alexa Bliss</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Alexa Bliss

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<h1 class="title">Tyra Banks with a Tadashi Shoji bag</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Tyra Banks with a Tadashi Shoji bag

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<h1 class="title">Shawn Mendes</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Shawn Mendes

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<h1 class="title">Kelsea Ballerini in Nicolas Jebran</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Kelsea Ballerini in Nicolas Jebran

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<h1 class="title">Chantel Jeffries</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Chantel Jeffries

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<h1 class="title">Ty Dolla Sign and Lauren Jauregui in Pamella Roland</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Ty Dolla Sign and Lauren Jauregui in Pamella Roland

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<h1 class="title">Khalid</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Khalid

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<h1 class="title">Liza Koshy</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Liza Koshy

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<h1 class="title">Tiffany Young</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Tiffany Young

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<h1 class="title">Laura Marano in Galia Lahav and with Tacori jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Laura Marano in Galia Lahav and with Tacori jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Poppy</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Poppy

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<h1 class="title">Zedd</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Zedd

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<h1 class="title">Taylor Swift</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Taylor Swift

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<h1 class="title">Thomas Rhett</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Thomas Rhett

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<h1 class="title">Kane Brown</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Kane Brown

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<h1 class="title">Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky

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<h1 class="title">Amara La Negra</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Amara La Negra

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<h1 class="title">Tracee Ellis Ross in Pyer Moss</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Tracee Ellis Ross in Pyer Moss

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<h1 class="title">Tina Guo</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Tina Guo

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<h1 class="title">Charisse Mills</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Charisse Mills

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<h1 class="title">Vanessa Hudgens in Cushnie</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Vanessa Hudgens in Cushnie

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<h1 class="title">Alex Pall in Etro and Christian Louboutin shoes and Andrew Taggart in Etro, Christian Louboutin shoes and with Jennifer Fisher jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Alex Pall in Etro and Christian Louboutin shoes and Andrew Taggart in Etro, Christian Louboutin shoes and with Jennifer Fisher jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Miles Brown</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Miles Brown

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<h1 class="title">Becca Tilley in Haney and with H.Stern jewelry</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Becca Tilley in Haney and with H.Stern jewelry

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<h1 class="title">Loren Gray</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Loren Gray

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<h1 class="title">Keltie Knight</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Keltie Knight

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<h1 class="title">Scott Evans</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Scott Evans

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<h1 class="title">PatrickStarrr</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

PatrickStarrr

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<h1 class="title">Jessie James Decker</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Jessie James Decker

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<h1 class="title">Lexi Drew</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Lexi Drew

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<h1 class="title">Erika Jayne</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Erika Jayne

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<h1 class="title">Zach Sang</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Zach Sang

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<h1 class="title">Lil Dicky and Benny Blanco</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Lil Dicky and Benny Blanco

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<h1 class="title">Sibley Scoles</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Sibley Scoles

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<h1 class="title">Teala Dunn</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Teala Dunn

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<h1 class="title">Nia Sioux</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Nia Sioux

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<h1 class="title">Kris Wu</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Kris Wu

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<h1 class="title">Macaulay Culkin</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Macaulay Culkin

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<h1 class="title">Ella Mai in Sergio Hudson</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Ella Mai in Sergio Hudson

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<h1 class="title">Ledisi</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Ledisi

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<h1 class="title">Rickey Minor and Rachel Montez Minor</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Rickey Minor and Rachel Montez Minor

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<h1 class="title">Joseph Mazzello</h1><cite class="credit">Photo: Getty Images</cite>

Joseph Mazzello

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