Ellen DeGeneres released her first Oscar promo on Thursday night(Photo: Matt Petit Matt Petit / Â©A.M.P.A.S.)
Ellen DeGeneres has signaled the start to Oscar season, so let the dancing begin.
The host of the 2014 broadcast released her first promo of the season online Thursday night. DeGeneres starts alone, but ends up moving with about 250 tuxedo-clad dancers by the end of the promo.
They dance to The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums.
The video was written and helmed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. DeGeneres said she wanted him to direct the video because "he is smart, and I thought this was a great idea and I want to be in Bridesmaids 2."
The video was shot in the backlot of Warner Bros in Burbank, Calif. "I wanted the message to be that everyone goes to the Oscars this year," says Feig, who was just selected to be in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The trailer will run in theaters nationwide beginning Jan. 3.