I love it when good news hits the web… This is great news though. Talk show host and comedienne, Ellen DeGeneres will host next year’s Oscars. The star was announced as the host a little earlier. This will be her second time hosting the prestigious awards and she’ll be doing it in conjunction with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The awards are set to take place in Los Angeles on the the 2nd of March, 2014.
On the announcement the producers had this to say: “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. 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.”
“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm,” said DeGeneres.
Here are a few more quotes from some of the other big wigs involved in putting on the Academy Awards:
“I agreed with Craig and Neil immediately that Ellen is the ideal host for this year’s show,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President. “We’re looking forward to an entertaining, engaging and fun show.”
“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.”
Here’s a clip of Ellen hosting the awards back in 2007:
I love this news. Elle is great, funny, sharp and exactly what the Oscars needs. Bring on March 2014!