Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Academy Awards

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2013, 10:52 AM IST

Los Angeles: Comedienne Ellen Degeneres has been chosen to host the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards.

This would be the second stint for DeGeneres, 55, the star of her own daytime talk show "Ellen," who previously hosted the Oscars in 2007, reported Ace Showbiz.

"I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say - the third time`s the charm," she said.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil 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."

The 2014 Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2, 2014.

Actor Seth MacFarlane previously hosted the prestigious event.

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