The nice thing about being the host of the Oscars and having your own daytime talk show is that you can extend the experience for days.
That’s what Ellen DeGeneres has done this week with her latest post-Oscars treat being a nearly seven-minute video that takes viewers behind the scenes of her experience as host of the Academy Awards.
‘I had a lot of fun hosting the Oscars,’ DeGeneres tells her talk show audience. ‘There was a camera following me around from the day we started rehearsing and all week and all backstage throughout the show.’
DeGeneres shares footage from rehearsing for promos to going over comedy material for the show with her writers.
‘I really hope everyone jumps in this picture. That would be amazing if everyone really gets in,’ she tells writers in reference to the now classic all-star selfie that set a retweet record.
The most fascinating backstage scenes are from during the show. The host is seen having a moment with wife Portia de Rossi before the start then sharing a comical hug with Jennifer Lawrence right before out on the stage to host the biggest awards show of the year.
‘I need to go sit down,’ Lawrence tells DeGeneres. ‘You should go get on stage!’