Oscar Trailer: Ellen DeGeneres in Groovy Paul Feig-Directed Musical Number

Oscar trailer 2014 Ellen DeGeneres The WalkerOscar trailer 2014: Ellen DeGeneres is 'The Walker' among a group of tuxedo-clad dancers (image: 2014 Oscar trailer 'Here We Go!')

The 2014 Oscar trailer “Here We Go!” stars Ellen DeGeneres and 250 good-looking, tuxedo-clad, nimble-limbed male and female dancers shaking their bodies to the sounds of Fitz and the Tantrum's “The Walker.” The trailer was directed by Paul Feig, among whose credits are the hit comedies Bridesmaids, starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, and The Heat, with McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.

Now, if the Academy can come up with such a cool, sleek, exuberant Oscar trailer / musical number, why can't they come up with an equally cool, sleek, exuberant show – or at least equally cool, sleek, exuberant Oscar ceremony musical numbers? Below, check out Ellen DeGeneres as The Walker (conveniently wearing sneakers) and 250 talented dancers in the 2014 Oscar trailer “Here We Go!” in addition to interviews with DeGeneres and Paul Feig, and an “Oscar 2014 trailer” behind-the-scenes clip.

Oscar 2014: Nominations in January

The Oscar 2014 nominations will be announced on January 16, 2014. Among the likely Oscar contenders in the film, acting, directing, and screenwriting categories are Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, with Sandra Bullock (George Clooney doesn't have a chance); David O. Russell's American Hustle, with Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner; Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill; and Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, with Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux.

Also: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, with Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins; John Well's August: Osage County, with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; Stephen Frears' Philomena, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan; Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, with Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake; and Spike Jonze's Her, with Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson.

A few more: John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks, with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson; Alexander Payne's Nebraska, with Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb; J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost, with Robert Redford; and Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, and Lupita Nyong'o.

The Oscar 2014 ceremony will be held on March 2.

2014 Oscar trailer 'Here We Go!' image: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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