Ellen DeGeneres to Host Oscars

Comic and actress will MC Academy Awards for second time

Ellen DeGeneres
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Ellen DeGeneres will host next year's Academy Awards, Variety reports. It will be the talk show host and actress' second time leading the Oscars; she previously hosted the awards in 2007. DeGeneres also led the Emmys in 2001 and 2005, and served as co-host of the awards in 2003.

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In addition to hosting the syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show on daytime TV since 2003, the comic has starred in a pair of sitcoms and voiced characters in the movies Finding Nemo and Dr. Dolittle.

The 86th Academy Awards will be held March 2nd, 2014, moving from its usual February slot to avoid scheduling conflicts with the Winter Olympics in Russia next year.