Oscars 2015 producers talk Ellen's selfie and secrets to making the show click

February 19, 2015 4:22 AM

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Oscars 2015 producers talk Ellen's selfie and secrets to making the show click

It may have been one of the most memorable moments in the history of the Academy Awards broadcast, a snapshot that was retweeted 3,362,031 times (at last check) and spawned countless spoofs and recreations. But it was supposed to happen differently.

“The joke as originally scripted was that Ellen was going to come down and see Meryl Streep, and she was going to gather people around to take a selfie with Meryl,” says Meron. “Ellen said in the script, ‘You know Meryl my arm isn’t long enough so will you stand up and take the picture of the group?...

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