Ellen DeGeneres To Host The Oscars In 2014!
The comedian returns as host for the second time in her career...
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 17:29
Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been announced as the host of the 2014 Academy Awards!
This will be the much-loved star's second stint hosting the Oscars, having previously done the honours at the 2007 ceremony.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a press release today: "We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars. As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars.
"There are few stars today who have Ellen's gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are."
Degeneres joked: "I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say - the third time's the charm."
The 55-year-old funny woman has since tweeted: "It's official: I'm hosting the #Oscars! I'd like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra."
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 2, 2013
The 2014 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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