Ellen DeGeneres to Host 2014 Oscars: Her 7 Best Quotes From Her 2007 Hosting Stint

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Some might consider the 2014 Oscars' hosting choice safe, but we all know what happens when the Academy Awards tries to do something different. So we're going to salute Oscar for giving its gig to Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the ceremony with success back in 2007. Don't remember her stint? Take a trip down memory lane with these 7 great quotes from the 2007 telecast, and dance with joy that the dance-happy DeGeneres will make us happy for the following reasons come March 2. 

Things Are Golden for Ellen

Some might consider the 2014 Oscars' hosting choice safe, but we all know what happens when the Academy Awards tries to do something different. So we're going to salute Oscar for giving its gig to Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the ceremony with success back in 2007. Don't remember her stint? Take a trip down memory lane with these 7 great quotes from the 2007 telecast, and dance with joy that the dance-happy DeGeneres will make us happy for the following reasons come March 2. 

She's Not Afraid to Zing A-Listers

"What a wonderful night, such diversity in the room, in a year when there's been so many negative things said about people's race, religion, and sexual orientation. And I want to put this out there: If there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would be no Oscars, or anyone named Oscar, when you think about that."

Or Zing Our Political System

"Jennifer Hudson is here from American Idol. America didn't vote for you and yet you're here with an Oscar Nomination. And Al Gore, America did vote for you."

She's Self-Deprecating

"Since the Oscars have decided to go green, I've been told to recycle some of my old jokes."

Really Self-Deprecating

"Most people dream of wining an Academy Award. I had a dream of actually hosting the Academy Awards. So let that be a lesson to you kids out there: Aim lower."

She's Relatable

"A lot of british nominees. A lot. Would I say too many? Not here. No. At home in my pajamas with a half a box of Chardonnay ... Who knows what I say?"

She's Informed

"She's a 4-year-old girl and just filled with joy and hope and not worried about competition. She's just happy to be here. And that's how it is really for your first nomination, but after you've been nominated a few times, you just want to win, really. Am I right, [eight-time nominee] Peter O'Toole?"

She Knows What We Really Want

"And then Leonardo DiCaprio is here. Hi Leo. How you doing? I don't have a joke, I just thought the ladies wanted to look at him for a second."