Everyone Loves Ellen

From Kristin Chenoweth to Jane Lynch, everyone has such wonderful things to say about Ellen DeGeneres. The Kennedy Center presented the out comedienne with the Mark Twain Prize on Monday.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ellen DeGeneres, with wife Portia de Rossi at her side, received the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Monday.

What became quickly apparent — captured on video by Metro Weekly — is what fans have long known: Everyone loves Ellen.

Here’s what some of the best in the business had to say:

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7. But one guy was a bit confused …

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8. Ellen, though, takes it all in stride …

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9. Metro Weekly’s video from the Awards:

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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