Ellen DeGeneres' five best Oscar monologue barbs

Mar 04, 2014, 07:06 IST | IANS

Los Angeles: Stand-up comedian and host Ellen DeGeneres wowed the audience at the 86th Academy Awards with her funny antics and did not spare any nominee.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres 

The 56-year-old gave one of the better Oscar monologues in recent memory at the awards gala Sunday.

Below are DeGeneres' best zingers ranked by people.com:

1. On the night's biggest race: "There are so many different possibilities. Possibility no. 1, '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture. Possibility no. 2: You're all racist."

2. To Jennifer Lawrence, whose award-winning fall at the 2013 Oscars was the subject of an extended riff: "If you win, we should bring you the Oscar."

3. After running down the lineage of Bruce Dern, whose grandfather was governor of Utah, whose great-uncle was a renowned poet, and whose godmother was Eleanor Roosevelt: "What happened?"

4. On the Oscars' resemblance to a recent box office smash: "There are cameras everywhere, you're starving, Jennifer Lawrence won - it's 'The Hunger Games!'".

5. To Liza Minnellii: "Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I've ever seen. Good job, sir!"

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