Ellen Degeneres, soon to be hosting this year's Oscars on March 2nd, has released a new promo video for the upcoming hosting event.

Ever the joker, the talk show host has taken the opportunity to poke fun at the Oscar's reputation for cutting actors short in their acceptance speeches. Gas enough.


It is of course Ellen's second time hosting the prestigious ceremony, building on her 2007 debut. Upon the announcement of her second go, back in August, she had this to say:

"I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say - the third time's the charm,"

Ellen was eventually awarded the position after last year's host, Seth McFarlane, reportedly turned it down due to scheduling issues. Seth's performance divided opinion last year, of course, so maybe there was less to it than 'scheduling issues', methinks.

This video is the latest in a string of promotional media surrounding Ellen and her hosting of the 2014 event. This one, released a month ago, has Ellen showing off some of her ever famous dance moves. Why does that make us so happy, we still don't understand. In any case, we're looking forward to seeing what Ellen has in store for us at this year's awards.