2014 Oscars Trailer: Ellen DeGeneres Suits Up for Her Big Night
Ellen DeGeneres has been dancing through life — on her talk shows, in her movies, during her stand-up — so why should the Oscars be any different? The 2014 Oscars trailer has arrived in anticipation of the big night, and host DeGeneres is front and center doing what she does best: dancing!
First of all … what’s that song in the 2014 Oscars trailer? It’s indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums’ song “The Walker,” and that’s DeGeneres surrounded by 250 tuxedo-clad men and women. Of course, the famous comedienne joked she agreed to appear in this promo in order to get at Paul Feig. As she says in the behind-the-scenes material, “I want to be in ‘Bridesmaids 2.’”
Feig, who helmed ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat,’ both directed and wrote the spot, which was filmed on Hennessy street on the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. “To be working intimately with the Academy and doing something specifically for the Oscars … you kind of almost can’t put into words how exciting it is if you’re someone who loves movies,” he said.
The Oscars is coming live on Sunday, March 2, 2014 on ABC, but until then, keep re-watching the 2014 Oscars trailer and making-of material … and, of course, we also have the Golden Globes to look forward to on Sunday, January 12.