The humbled comedienne fought to regain composure as her studio audience gave her a standing ovation following footage of DeGeneres' day at the Oscars, where she realized a lifelong dream to host the big show.
The proud comic was seen sobbing in her dressing room hours before the Oscars got underway and then she sobbed as she thanked family and friends backstage after her first hosting stint was over.
She said, "I'm crying for many reasons--I'm tired, so I'm emotional... It represented so many things to me. It represented that people believed in me, they took a chance in me to hold something like that together.
"It was harder than I thought and I was scared to death... It was incredible."
DeGeneres explained that watching the footage of her preparations for the big show brought all her emotions back.
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