Ellen DeGeneres really needs to work on her selfie skills.
The talk show host was thrilled to welcome Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, and Emily Blunt to her talk show on Monday. The talented and lovely ladies were there to promote their upcoming movie musical Into the Woods, but Ellen DeGeneres used Meryl’s appearance as an opportunity to bring up last year’s Oscar selfie that almost broke the internet.
DeGeneres joked that she didn’t intend for Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt to jump in when she took the Oscar selfie — she really just wanted a photo of herself with Meryl Streep.
“The whole idea was that I was going to get a selfie with Meryl. Then everybody else jumped out, and Meryl was barely in the selfie.”
The selfie in question flashed up on the screen, and Meryl Streep singled out Bradley Cooper for stealing her spotlight.
“Bradley Cooper, what a hog.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Ellen DeGeneres asked her gracious guest if she would pose for a second selfie that would more prominently feature her face, but Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt hilariously (and bravely) blocked out Meryl Streep’s mug with their own. Gossip Cop shared a video of Ellen’s Streep selfie fail, which you can see below. DeGeneres shared the results of Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt’s photobomb on Twitter.
As you can see, poor Streep is even more blocked out than she was in the Oscar selfie. However, Ellen DeGeneres isn’t a complete failure when it comes to taking photos — she did recently share a gorgeous makeup-free selfie of herself and wife Portia de Rossi.
With Oscar season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time for DeGeneres to bring up her Oscar selfie. The photo has been popping up on numerous end-of-the-year lists, including Entertainment Weekly‘s list of the 100 most memorable moments of 2014. Ellen’s selfie managed to top Gwyneth Paltrow’s conscious uncoupling, and Batfleck’s big reveal. It was the most retweeted message of all time with over 3 million retweets, And NBC News reports that the sneaky Samsung ad was likely worth between $800 million and $1 billion.
This year’s Academy Awards host, Neil Patrick Harris, could attempt to top Ellen DeGeneres’ retweets with an even better selfie/ad this year, or he could try to score a different internet record. Perhaps NPH should aim for the most YouTube views by creating an impromptu music video featuring singing Oscar nominees. If they all sang like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Anna Kendrick do in the video below, it would definitely go viral.
Are you going to miss Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars this year, or are you looking forward to seeing what Neil Patrick Harris does on the show?