news//ELLEN DEGENERES CONFIRMED AS 2014 OSCAR HOST

ACADEMY AWARDS NEWS

Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres confirmed via Twitter that she will be hosting the 2014 Academy Awards. This will be her second trip onstage at Hollywood's biggest night after hosting the 2007 Oscars (which saw The Departed crowned Best Picture).

This news comes on the heels of other Academy news after they announced earlier this week that they had elected a new president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and created the Casting Directors branch.

DeGeneres hosts the very popular syndicated talk show "Ellen" and is the voice of Dory in one of the most successful animated films of all time, Finding Nemo. In 2007, she brought the Oscars some much-needed success, garnering over 39 million viewers. Last year's show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, was the best show since DeGeneres', reaching just over 40 million.

The 86th Academy Awards will be produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. 

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