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    February 8, 2016
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    February 10, 2016
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    February 11, 2016
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    February 12, 2016
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    February 13, 2016
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    February 13, 2016
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    February 14, 2016
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    February 23, 2016
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    February 28, 2016

Oscars: Academy Releases First Trailer With Ellen (Video)

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
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Paul Feig directed the choreography-heavy spot, which features 250 dancers.

Ellen DeGeneres is officially ready for another go as Oscars host in the first trailer touting her return.

The trailer released Thursday night sees the comedian -- flanked by 250 tuxedo-wearing dancers -- perform a choreographed dance to the "The Walker" by Fitz and the Tantrums.

The video was directed by Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in August that DeGeneres would return to host for the second time.

The Oscar ceremony airs live Sunday, March 2, 2014 on ABC. Watch the trailer below.

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