“I want to be respectful,” Ellen DeGeneres recent told N.Y. Times writer Jacques Steinberg about her upcoming Oscar Awards hosting gig. “I know what the job is. It’s to honor movies and to honor people who worked hard. Those people take it seriously. I’m there to make them feel good and take their minds off it a little bit and make it a fun night.” I honestly don’t think anyone needs respectful or disrespectful — everyone just wants the Oscar show host to be really sharp and funny, like Billy Crystal was during his mid to late ’90s hosting heyday.