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Updated: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Oscars 2014: Best & worst moments

Best opening monologue



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Deflating egos without seriously offending anyone in the room (take note Seth “We Saw Your Boobs” MacFarlane), Ellen DeGeneres delivered a well-balanced opening speech that reminded us of her last time hosting seven years ago: “So much has changed because, last time I was here, Cate Blanchett was nominated, Meryl Streep was nominated, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated, Martin Scorsese was nominated… so like I said, so much has changed.” Ellen then moved on to congratulating all the nominees, “It’s not a competition, it’s a celebration. Eh, who are we kidding? It’s The Hunger Games. There’s cameras everywhere, the actors are starving and Jennifer Lawrence won last year.”

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