Ellen DeGeneres has a lot to say and not a lot of time to say it!
The 56-year-old comedienne filmed a 15-second video to promote the 86th Annual Academy Awards, airing live on ABC on Sunday, March 2. Much to her chagrin, the orchestra interrupted her spiel. "I just want to thank the Academy for asking me to host the Oscars again," the funny lady said as the music grew louder. "It's an honor for me to host the second time…and I love you all! Thank you so much!"
An extended trailer was released in December 2013 and featured DeGeneres dancing in the streets.
DeGeneres earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for hosting the 2007 Oscars. The Louisiana native takes the reigns back from Seth MacFarlane, who emceed the star-studded event in 2013.
The '70s heist comedy American Hustle and the outer space drama Gravity tied for the most nominations with 10 each. Alfonso Cuarón and Spike Jonze tied for the most individual nominations with three apiece.
Other nominated films include 12 Years a Slave, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Nebraska, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street.
August: Osage County star Meryl Streep received a record-breaking 18th acting nomination; she broke her own record of 17 set at the 84th Academy Awards in 2011 for The Iron Lady. Woody Allen also received a record-breaking 16th nomination for Best Original Screenplay, breaking his own record of 15 set at the 84th Academy Awards in 2011 for Midnight in Paris.