First Oscars Trailer: Ellen DeGeneres Feels It In Her Soul

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Here we go! The first trailer for the 86th annual Academy Awards has finally arrived. Directed by Paul Feig, the music video features host Ellen DeGeneres leading a dance mob through city streets (read: an empty backlot) while lip-synching "The Walker" by Fitz and The Tantrums.

DeGeneres, dressed in a tux and her signature sneakers, struts down the road with about 250 well-dressed dancers jiving behind her, jazz hands in the air. The trailer, which will launch nationwide beginning January 3, is part of the “Here We Go!” campaign for the award show, set to air on ABC on March 2.



The Motion Picture Academy has also released a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, with a must-watch explanation for the trailer from Feig:



What's more, they've published another little clip that shows a bit of the rehearsal process, with DeGeneres as hilarious as ever.



These three snippets give us a better idea of what the theme of this year's Oscars will be and what DeGeneres will do as host. But now, you tell us: Do you think the funny lady should be hosting the show for the second year in a row? (Huffington Post)