7 Reasons to Be Excited that Ellen Degeneres Is Hosting the Oscars

Richard Rushfield
The Reel Breakdown

1. She actually knows how to host a show and she's had plenty of practice.

2. She won’t insult the talent – no awkward nasty moments bullying child actors.

3. She will lighten the mood.

4. She’s a woman who likes women – she’s out and proud and why not celebrate that in this year of legalizing same-sex marriages.

5. She’ll keep her hair and make-up costs low with sponsor tie-ins.

6. She’s not Seth MacFarlane – something that probably makes MacFarlane even happier than Ellen.

7. After last year, she doesn’t have to worry about being called the “worst Oscar host” ever.