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For those who are round-the-clock Awards Season watchers, this literally is the best time of year!

And The Grand Pooh-bah, The Big Chief, The Lord High Admiral, The Granddaddy of all awards shows has made it’s annual big splash.

On Thursday, AMPAS launched its Oscar season with a trailer starring show host Ellen DeGeneres and 250 tuxedo-clad men and women dancing to “The Walker” by indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums.

It’s so cool and clever!!

The Oscars will air Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.

“I had the best time making this,” said DeGeneres. “I love Paul, I love tWitch, I love Fitz and I like most of the Tantrums.”

Paul Feig, a new Academy member, conceived and directed the trailer, which was choreographed by freestyle dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Feig’s directorial credits include “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and the upcoming comedy “Susan Cooper,” starring Melissa McCarthy.

“To work with Ellen, »

- Michelle McCue

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