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TV icon Ellen DeGeneres to host Academy Awards

Friday, August 02, 2013
Ellen DeGeneres will host the Academy Awards on March 2, 2014.

Ellen DeGeneres will host the Academy Awards on March 2, 2014.

Ellen DeGeneres returns to the host the Academy Awards for the second time, the comedienne first announced on Twitter.

'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 tweeted.

ABC then made it official.

"It is an honor to welcome back Ellen DeGeneres as the host of the biggest entertainment celebration of the year," said Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group. "She is the consummate entertainer, equally beloved by her peers in the industry, movie fans and television viewers. We very much look forward to having her back on ABC for Oscar Sunday."

DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards in 2007, for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.

You can watch the Academy Awards on ABC13 March 2, 2014, live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The show will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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