5 reasons Ellen DeGeneres is awesome

Oscar selfie is just latest example

Once again, Ellen DeGeneres demonstrated her awesomeness before a breathless nation.

The comedian and talk show commanded one of the funniest and most engaging Academy Award ceremonies in recent history Sunday, March 3.

Her awesomeness as host included that hilarious pizza money gag, the awesome selfie with half of Hollywood and welcomed Anne Hathaway to the stage as the “first white presenter” after talking about the likelihood that “Twelve Years a Slave” would win Best Picture.

The performance should not have surprised anyone who has watched this marketing genius at work.

Ellen is always awesome and here are five reasons why:

She is a great girlfriend

Ellen is married to actress Portia de Rossi, but she is everyone’s girlfriend. She’s welcoming, funny and seems the kind of friend you would not mind standing in a long line with because she’d crack you up the entire time. Plus she gives stuff away.

She’s nerdy cool

With her upbeat attitude, Ellen makes plaid and white flats look stylish day in and day out. She’s goofy from her grin to her hairstyle. She looks good, but doesn’t look like she spends 9 hours in front of a mirror painting her face.

She dances

Ellen is not a good dancer. She’s a great dancer. She does what she wants on the dance floor. She feels the beat. She has the rhythm.

“Doesn’t it feel good to dance?” she asked Bradley Cooper on a 2012 show. “No matter if it is good or bad, it just feels good.”

She’s a master flirt

Ellen flirts in that innocent way extremely personable do with everyone — guests, audience members, men and women. It is all in good fun. She’s kissed singer Justin Timberlake and hilariously gawked at singer Katy Perry’s ample bosom in a viral photo at the 2013 Grammys. Imagine her charms at work against Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

She’s a do-gooder who loves her mama

By all appearances, Ellen and her mother, Betty DeGeneres, have a wonderful relationship. That has no doubt helped shape her generous spirit. Ellen is an animal rights activist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocate.

She had used her celebrity to raise millions for Toys for Tots.

“I love toys, I love tots. I love tater tots. Who doesn’t love tater tots,” Ellen said during a speech she made as part of a Duracell Toys for Tots campaign.

Answer: only a fool doesn’t love tater tots.

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