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Ellen DeGeneres returns to host 2014 Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres will return to host the 85th Academy Awards next March in Los Angeles.

The popular talk show host made the announcement on her Twitter page.

 

It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars! I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 2, 2013

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a release Friday, “There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere and we expect that the audience at the Dolby Theatre, and in homes around the globe, will be as excited by this news as we are.”

It’ll be the second time that DeGeneres hosts the Oscars. The host of The Ellen Degeneres Show first hosted in 2007.

Because of the Winter Olympics, the Oscars will be broadcast on March 2.