Liza Minnelli wishes Ellen DeGeneres had handled her Oscar joke at Minnelli's expense a little differently, she said in a video shot by TMZ.
During her opening Academy Awards monologue Sunday night, DeGeneres said, "Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I've ever seen." As cameras panned to Minnelli, DeGeneres added, "Good job, sir."
"I think (DeGeneres) thought it would be funny," Minnelli told TMZ. "But she never stopped after she said it and said, 'my friend, Liza Minnelli.' I think it went a little astray on her and I don't think she meant any harm at all, and she's a wonderful lady."
DeGeneres later took a photo of herself with Minnelli and tweeted it out with the hashtag #Besties.
Later in the show, Minnelli missed out on making technology history. She was standing right behind the actors who crowded into DeGeneres' star-studded selfie, which later broke a Twitter record for retweets. Minnelli isn't seen in the selfie, though she can be seen very close to the stars in other photos taken from the back.
Minnelli said she wasn't unhappy not to be included. "Oh no, no, it was funny," she said. "Because I stood up and all of the men just pushed (me) out of the way."
She also didn't get any of the pizza that DeGeneres had delivered to the Dolby Theatre. "I'm on a diet!" Minnelli said.
Minnelli was at the Oscars for a tribute to her mother Judy Garland's classic film, "The Wizard of Oz," which turns 75 years old in August.