A couple of weeks ago, I made a sweeping statement of a tweet.
The intention and meaning behind this tweet dates back to 2009. Like every year that preceded this one, I took the day off school to immerse myself in a world of celebrity goss, gloss and glamour. It was a year where I had seen all the nominated films and had, and continue to have, a deep appreciation for the talented cast and crew behind each and every one of these movies.
Finally, Kate Winslet had won. Not only that, but one of my favourite films of all time, Slumdog Millionaire, took out a plethora of awards. And, to top it all off, the late and great, Heath Ledger was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his intensifying performance in The Dark Knight. It was Australian after Australian (figuratively, I guess). So, what could possibly make this year even better? Well, of course, Hugh Jackman’s musical monologue. At the time, I thought that nobody could possibly surpass this entertaining actor’s astounding (… and quite hilarious) role as host.
But, alas, I was wrong.
Ellen Degeneres did it. She actually fulfilled the role of an Oscar host. Yes, while I must admit that I wasn’t a fan of her 2007 hosting role, she definitely stepped up. Without a freaking doubt.
To be honest, she won me over when she accused everybody in Hollywood for being racist if 12 Years A Slave didn’t win Best Picture. Suck on that, The Academy.
Oh, but then this happened.
As expected, Ellen broke this record with the selfie skyrocketing to 132,000 retweets within a few minutes.
How many RTs does it have now, you ask? Well, only a stingy 2.7 million.
So, could it get any better? Well, you’d think it couldn’t. But, it’s Ellen. So, naturally, it does.
Need I say more?
So, I have come to the conclusion that Ellen DeGeneres has unofficially taken out the award for Best Host in the History of the Oscars. I mean, c’mon, what other host orders pizza? Um, yes please!
As a result, I apologise to Hugh for getting your hopes up, but you have now been succeeded by the queen of television, Mrs. Ellen Degeneres.
Try again, next time.