Times about the break of the gender, race and age of Oscar voters. Over the past couple years the Academy has been attempting to stay relevant, and clean up their bad press with regard with these statistics, they have even allowed jokes in their telecast last year.
Ellen DeGeneres was a great host last year; she is a very funny person, and one of the few women to host the telecast, more on the gender gap later. In her opening monologue DeGeneres joked that the night could end in one of two ways. “Possibility number one: 12 Years a Slave wins best picture, Possibility number two: You’re all racists.”