While there will be a lot of nervous Hollywood stars this evening, with many hoping that they have not written an acceptance speech for no reason, while others will feel the pressures of presenting awards, at the 2014 Oscars. However, there is one person who will be more nervous that all of these Hollywood stars put together. That person will be Ellen DeGeneres, who is the host of the 86th Academy Awards.
The pressure will definitely be on Ellen DeGeneres as all eyes will be on her to give a fantastic night of entertainment, as the awards slowly but surely get handed out over the course of a few hours. What makes things even more nerve-wracking for Ellen, is the fact that the past few years have not been too great for the Oscars on the hosting front, with the likes of the BAFTA's and the Golden Globes managing to outshine it.
The past few years have seen Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting, proving that if there is no chemistry between hosts, then it really is not going to work. Following that, Billy Crystal took over from Eddie Murphy, who pulled out of presenting, and while Billy was a bit better, he seemed a little dated. Then last year gave us Seth MacFarlane, with many claiming that it was the worst Oscars ever.
While we do not want to jinx Ellen DeGeneres and speak to soon, we do feel that the Academy Awards have got it right this year, as Ellen is one of the best at what she does. Not only is Ellen capable of quick wit and having a cheeky dig at people, she is also very lovable at the same time. We tip this to be a successful Oscars night and Ellen DeGeneres to be a hit.