Comedienne Ellen Degeneres has been chosen to host the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. This would be the second stint for DeGeneres, 55, the star of her own daytime talk show Ellen, who previously hosted the Oscars in 2007, reported Ace Showbiz.
"I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second
time. You know what they say - the third time's the charm,"
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said, "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."
The 2014 Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby
Theatre in Hollywood on March 2, 2014.
Actor Seth MacFarlane previously hosted the prestigious