2 August 2013 9:27 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

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 »

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