Ellen DeGeneres is set to host the Academy Awards next year. This will be her second time doing this high-profile hosting gig.
DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards in 2007, watched by a TV audience of 39.9 million. She also received an Emmy nomination.
Here is the Official Press Release:
Television icon Ellen DeGeneres will return to host the Oscars® for a second time, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Academy Awards® will be broadcast live on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014 on the ABC Television Network.
Ellen then tweeted this hilarious message: