On why she wanted to host again
I decided to host the Oscars again because I like the challenge and I don't like to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing everyday. So, every once in a while, I like to just challenge myself. And this year I thought I would challenge myself in front of a billion people, and the gift bag.
On what she recalls about hosting in 2007
Well, there are lot of memories that have stayed with me from hosting the first time. I guess the strongest memory is Clint Eastwood's breath. It was surprisingly minty.
On her favorite Oscar hosts
Oh, it's hard to pick a favorite Oscar host from the past. There have been so many great ones. I thought Whoopi Goldberg did a great job. She always kept the show moving. Sinbad was hilarious. I thought Steve Harvey was great.
You know what? I'm sorry, I'm thinking of Showtime at the Apollo. But that gets me an idea: what if we bring the sandman in for people that are doing their speeches for way too long? And he just sweeps and then they have to go. Sandman, you remember him. Anybody? Nope!
你知道嗎？我很抱歉，我在想的是Showtime at the Apollo(音樂節目，註一)。但那給了我一個點子：如果我們為那些致詞太久的人帶進sandman(註二)會如何？他就掃掃掃，然後他們就必須下台。Sandman，你記得他。有人記得嗎？沒有!
On show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
有關典禮製作人Craig Zadan和Neil Meron
Craig and Neil are producing the show again this year, and I have two things to say about them: One, they have a vision of how to make the show smart and funny. And two, who are Craig and Neil? No, seriously. Seriously. They're great in bed, so I assume they're gonna be great producers.
On what she'll wear
A lot of people have been asking me what I will be wearing. The question is what will I not be wearing, right? I don't know. I don't know what I'll be wearing. Do you know what you're wearing on March 2? I don't think that far ahead.
On her ideal post-show review
I don't really pay attention to reviews. But if I can wake up the next morning and read the headline, I guess I would want it to say something like, "While hosting best Oscar telecast ever, Ellen DeGeneres wins Mega Millions jackpot." That would be great the next day to read that.
註一：Ellen在上面提到的Whoopi Goldberg、Sinbad和Steve Harvey都曾是Showtime at the Apollo的主持人，但只有Whoopi Goldberg主持過奧斯卡。所以在這裡她才會說I’m sorry，因為她的回答牛頭不對馬嘴啊！
註二：在Showtime at the Apollo中，有一段節目是Amateur Night，邀請素人歌手表演。若是表演太過差勁，會有工作人員裝扮成流浪漢的樣子，帶著一支棍子請表演者下台，這個角色就是sandman。
- 「一成不變」- Stuck In A Rut
I decided to host the Oscars again because I like the challenge and I don't like to get stuck in a rut, doing the same thing everyday.
- 「有時、偶爾」- Every Once In A While
So, every once in a while, I like to just challenge myself.
- 「注意、留意」- Pay Attention To
I don't really pay attention to reviews.