DeGeneres was her usual chatty, charming self when she hosted the Oscars in 2007. "Most people had a dream of winning an Academy Award. I had a dream of hosting," she said. "Let that be a lesson to you kids out there: Aim lower." The comedian also earned laughs for this quippy bit: "Let's be honest. It's not that we don't have time for long speeches. We don't have time for boring speeches."