Ellen is set to host the 2014 Oscars on March 2 and ‘Modern Family’ star, Ty Burrell can’t wait! While at the premiere of his new movie, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ he told us there’s one reason why the Academy asked Ellen back.
Move over Seth MacFarlane, because Ellen DeGeneres is about to show the world why she’s Oscar’s leading lady. The comedian and talk show host will take the Oscar stage for the second time, and Ty Burrell told us at the premiere of his new movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman that he knows why she’s diving in for round two.
Ty Burrell: Why Ellen DeGeneres Is The Perfect Oscars Host
Is it her ability to wear an impeccable suit? Nope. Her dashing good looks? Maybe. But really, it’s all about her ability to “hide the joke,” says Ty. We caught up with the actor at the NYC premiere of his new animated flick, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, hosted by The Cinema Society and DreamWorks Animation with 20th Century Fox, this is what he had to say:
I think she is going to do great. She is such a natural, her stand up delivery is so unique and has always been so distinctive from going way back. I’ve been a fan of hers when she was primarily stand up. She alway shad a distinctive way of hiding the joke. She has an amazing way of misleading you, throwing you off, of where the joke is going. That kind of thing suits hosting the Oscars very well because a lot of it is essentially stand up is being able to turn a joke and then it’s the performance part — her dancing, she’s sort of a natural so I think she’s going to kill it.
Ellen DeGeneres Reveals She Can’t Wait To Host The Oscars
Ellen hosted The Academy Awards in 2007 and this is what she had to say when she learned she would be hosting again.
“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm.”
She is just hilarious and we can’t wait to hear all of her jokes!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Ellen to host the Oscars?
— Reporting by Stefan Melas, Written by Chloe Melas