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March 4, 2014

Ellen was a hit as Oscars host

PLATTSBURGH — The selfie Ellen Degeneres took onstage at the Academy Awards with a crowd of celebrities was the most tweeted photo ever, with more than 1,300,000 in less than an hour.

So a lot of people enjoyed her performance as host of the event.

And so did some Press-Republican Facebook followers, though not in those kind of numbers.

Readers were asked whether they thought she was a good host and whether her antics were entertaining.

Here are some of reactions:

Matt Mosher: “Awesome. Best host I can remember”

Robert Woods: “Liked both of those, which are her usual kind of shtick. You never know what she is going to do. And everyone seemed to enjoy playing along with her...”

Tony Andrews: “The pizza thing was hilarious”

Judy Laramie: “She did a terrific job and was not offensive....I loved the pizza stunt and all of the other things she did. It was so entertaining. I hope she returns next year”

Sue Hagar-Miller: “Loved Ellen Degeneres as host of the Academy Awards....loved the pizza stunt....everyone loves Ellen!!!!”

Susan Hipko Everett: “Ellen was amazing”

Robbie Schmid: “Ellen did it as she normally would do any job .....with class and HUMOR!! I hope she returns as Host next year!”



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