ABC has announced that Ellen Degeneres will host the The 86th Academy Awards in 2014.
She tweeted on this week, “It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars! I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra”.
She hosted the 79th annual Academy Awards in 2007 and returns to host the show for the second time next year. She 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.” This year, the Oscars were hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
Ellen hosted the Emmy’s in 2001 and 2005, and co-hosted the Emmys in 2003.