This year Ellen Degeneres is back to host The Academy Awards and almost everyone is just as excited as we are about it.
Degeneres hosted the awards ceremony back in 2007 and maybe in order to make up for Seth MacFarlane’s ever-so-slightly-sexist performance last year, The Academy decided to have her host again.
Leading up to the show the comedian has had some of the best, albeit corny, jokes that she’s been tweeting out over the past few days. While not everyone is excited over Ellen’s hosting gig, here are some of her best Oscar jokes via Twitter. We can only imagine what quality material she has in store for the actual show.
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Even Ellen is obsessed with JLaw.
Jennifer Lawrence is only 23 and she already has 3 Oscar nominations. When I was 23 I had 3 prison penpals. #Oscars
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 26, 2014
What movie was Streep in again?
I think we can all agree; if Meryl Streep doesn’t win this year, her career is in real trouble. #Oscars — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 27, 2014
.@BetteMidler is performing at the #Oscars for the first time this year! I have to call her and make sure we don’t wear the same thing. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 27, 2014
This category really should exist.
Best #Oscars Host, 2014 #NewOscarCategories
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 28, 2014
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Not only is @U2 nominated for best song, they’re gonna perform it at the #Oscars! I’m so happy. Finally, some recognition for that band.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 1, 2014
These word play tweets are the best and corniest thing on the Internet, and we love them.
Gonna (Penelope) Cruz to rehearsal in my (Harrison)Ford w/a (Brad) Pitt-stop in (Kerry) Washington state-beautiful this time of year #Oscars — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 1, 2014
The show’s getting (Glenn) Close. I better put on my (Benedict) Cumberbatch and my (Jennifer) Garner belt. Okay, I’m done. #Oscars — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 2, 2014
But for some reason not everyone seems to agree.
I like Ellen DeGeneres but these celebrity name word-play tweets are so unbelievably awful. They’re actually making me cringe.
— josh lewis (@thejoshl) March 2, 2014
Hey Ellen DeGeneres’ twitter account, thanks but you can stop now.
— Jason Whyte (@jasonwhyte) March 2, 2014
How!? And why!?
I absolutely adore The Academy Awards but I absolutely loathe Ellen DeGeneres. Stuck between a rock and a hard place on whether I’m watching
— Ashlee (@ashleeeeec) March 2, 2014
We really just don’t understand.
I’d rather see my liquored up cousin tim host the oscars instead of ellen degeneres.
— Joe DeVito (@jeauxdevito) March 2, 2014
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