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Ellen DeGeneres is good pals with a lot of the actors and actresses who are up for Academy Awards on Sunday night. So the talk show host decided she would make their lives a little easier when it comes to acceptance speech time!

"I thought I could offer some tips to help the nominees make a good speech in case they end up winning," Ellen says in her opening monologue today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I'm calling it, 'Ellen's Tips to Help the Nominees Make a Good Speech In Case They End Up Winning.'" 

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Tip 1: "You gotta eat something. You can't be light headed when you walk up on stage. So my tip is, you know you see people putting speeches in their cleavage? Sometimes they're reaching in their cleavage. If there's room for that, then put a sandwich down there. If there's not a lot of room, a breadstick, just something!" 

Tip 2: "Don't acted surprise when you win. You were nominated. There were only five people in the category. That's like a one and three chance of winning, I think. So just be honest. Get up there and say, 'Thank God I didn't lose, I wonder what that would feel like!'"

Tip 3: "A lot of people start out by saying I don't have time to thank everyone. You're using up time by saying you don't have time. So stop saying that."

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What do you think of Ellen's tips so far? Watch her hilarious monologue below to get more Oscar advice! 

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