December 20th, 2013
12:15 PM ET
Expect Ellen DeGeneres to be totally Ellen DeGeneres when she hosts the Oscars next year.
If the recently released promo is any indication, Ellen is getting into full performer mode for the 2014 Academy Awards show. The clip features the talk show host jamming as she travels through a Hollywood back lot, lip-synching "The Walker" by Fitz & The Tantrums while more and more backup dancers join the party.
Actor and "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig wrote and directed the spot, which he said grew out of a love for the Academy Awards that he's felt since he was a kid.
"What I wanted the message of the video to be is like ... Ellen is so great, she's of the people. (What) I wanted the message to be basically is that everyone gets to go to the Oscars this year," Feig said in a behind-the-scenes clip of the promo.
What do we think? Looking forward to Ellen hosting the awards on March 2, 2014 or no?
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