After the last golden statuette was handed out, Ellen says she wasn't sure what sort of reviews she'd receive. Then, she headed out to the glamorous after-parties, where she heard positive feedback from many of her peers. "It was insane!" she says.
Adding her name to the illustrious list of Oscar® hosts—which includes Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock and Jon Stewart—is just one of the many things Ellen's thankful for.
"My life is crazy, scary good," she says. "I'm at that place where it's like, 'I can't get any more goodness in my life.' ... I feel blessed every second. I go to bed feeling blessed, and I wake up feeling blessed."