Ellen DeGeneres is returning to host the Oscars. Ellen hosted the show once before in 2007 and her performance earned her an Emmy nomination.
“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, in a statement.
“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.”
Seth McFarland who hosted last year’s Oscars show had already taken himself out of the running due to scheduling conflicts. His performance got mixed reviews
The Oscars will be held on March 2, 2014 on ABC.