Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres has been announced as the host of the Academy Awards for 2014, after receiving an Emmy nominations for her Oscar 2007 hosting duties.
DeGeneres confirmed the news on Friday, tweeting that she’s excited to host the awards show for the second time.
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars!” adding, “I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra. I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm.”
This will be Ellen’s second time as Oscar host after she emceed the 79th Annual Academy Awards in 2007.
This year’s host, Seth MacFarlane, brought fresh life to the Oscars but caused controversy with some of his statements. Some people just can’t take a joke!
The Oscars producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, went with a safer choice this year.
Dawn Hudson, the Academy Awards CEO, stated, “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. Ellen is talented, wonderfully spontaneous, and knows how to entertain a worldwide audience. She’s a big fan of the Oscars; we’re huge fans of hers. It’s a perfect match”.
Ellen DeGeneres now hosts her own daytime talk show, which has landed her 45 Daytime Emmys in its 10 seasons on the air.
The 2014 Oscars Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 2 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
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