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Here's why everyone is talking about Ellen DeGeneres' speech at the Teen Choice Awards

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OVERNIGHT, THE CELEBRITY-PACKED Teen Choice Awards took place in the States, which saw the regular clatter of A-listers descend on stage to collect their awards.

But it was the inspirational acceptance speech of Ellen DeGeneres – who won the award for best comedian – that has everyone talking this morning. She started off on a light note:

“I just want to say right now that I am pro teen choice. Just want to get that out there.”

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“I wanna say also it feels good to be chosen but there was a time in my life that I was not chosen.”

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“I was the opposite of chosen because I was different, and I think I wanna make sure that everyone knows that what makes you different right now, makes you stand out later in life.”

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Then just as Ellen was wrapping, she revealed that it was her and Portia De Rossi’s seven year anniversary

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On a night where it was mostly bad jokes and celebrity glad handling, Ellen’s speech has been winning all sorts of praise for its inspirational message for young people.

Watch it all here:

Source: Teen Choice Awards 2015/YouTube

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