5 Things to Look Forward to at This Year’s Oscars

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It’s almost that time of year again, when Hollywood’s elite gather together to honor the best in film. The 86th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and many of us are placing our bets and preparing for Oscar parties with friends and family. So with the ceremony only a few days away, here are five things to look forward to at this year’s show.

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1. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Academy Awards this year, so be prepared for lots of laughs. This is the second time Ellen has been asked to host the biggest night in Hollywood (her first gig was in 2007), and she says it’s the scariest thing she has ever done. “I’m hosting the Oscars because it’s a really terrifying thing to do. I thought, why not challenge myself?” she joked.

The star told People: “I’m comfortable right now, and it’s never good to be comfortable as a performer. Creatively I need to push myself. Hosting the Oscars is pretty much the scariest thing you can do.” Ellen has also taken on other hosting gigs, including the Emmy Awards in 2001 and 2005.

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