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. … Continue reading

Ellen DeGeneres To Host The Oscars For A Second Time


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.

Zadan and Meron said:

“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.”

DeGeneres said:

“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm.”

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President said:

“I agreed with Craig and Neil immediately that Ellen is the ideal host for this year’s show, we’re looking forward to an entertaining, engaging and fun show.”

Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO stated:

“Ellen is talented, wonderfully spontaneous, and knows how to entertain a worldwide audience, she’s a big fan of the Oscars; we’re huge fans of hers. It’s a perfect match.”

Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group said:

“It is an honor to welcome back Ellen DeGeneres as the host of the biggest entertainment celebration of the year.  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.”

DeGeneres has made a home for herself in daytime with her hit syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which has earned a total of 45 Daytime Emmys during its 10 seasons.

DeGeneres’ began her career as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans. Her acting career in television included roles in several successful sitcoms before being offered a part on “These Friends of Mine” by ABC. After the first season, the show was renamed “Ellen.” Running from 1994 to 1998, the show garnered record ratings, with DeGeneres receiving Emmy nominations each season in the Best Actress category. In 1997, DeGeneres was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award as well as earning an Emmy for writing the critically acclaimed “Puppy Episode” when her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers.

DeGeneres has also been successful in her feature film work. DeGeneres scored unprecedented popular and critical response to her character, Dory, the fish with extreme short-term memory, in the blockbuster Pixar animated feature “Finding Nemo.” DeGeneres recently announced the highly anticipated sequel to “Finding Nemo,” Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” currently scheduled to be released in November 2015.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

  • Snapperhead Soup

    She’s ugly, untalented, and not funny. But she’s a lesbian, and since the media and entertainment are owned by Liberal Jews and Homos, she’s been made into a big star. It’s a shame. Normophobia rules.

  • rsixsmith

    she’s an incredibly talented comic who put in her time on the road doing stand up beginning in the early 80s. her talent has been rewarded with fame. go troll somewhere else you hateful fuck.

  • movmovies

    She’s extremely talented and is able to be funny without resorting to crude humor like several of the hosts they have chosen over the last couple of years. Much like Billy Crystal she knows how to make the show entertaining while still being professional, which perfectly fits the Oscars. I am excited to say the least.

  • Average Fagman

    She and Billy Crystal can host the Oscars one year together. I’m glad they are getting someone classy and professional after this years talentless dud.

  • ergu

    i think you are presuming that she’s a hack because she has a daytime talk show. I never understood why she took that road, but i have to say i am usually surprised by her comedic chops. she’s a comic at her core and whenever i see a glimpse of her daytime talk show, i expect oprah-esque tripe, but that’s not what she delivers. she can make real jokes off the cuff, or at least they appear to be off the cuff, and that’s really all that matters. she’s a cool dude.