Next Oscar Host: Ellen DeGeneres

She'll be back for a second time

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 2, 2013 10:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – Seth MacFarlane won't be back at the Oscars next year for an encore: Instead, Ellen DeGeneres is returning as host for a second time, reports the Huffington Post. DeGeneres herself confirmed via jokey tweet: "It's official: I'm hosting the #Oscars! I'd like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra." DeGeneres hosted previously in 2007 and earned an Emmy nod in the process, notes the Academy's news release via the Hollywood Reporter. The show airs on March 2. (IndieWire is already getting a jump on predictions.)

A 2010 file photo of Ellen DeGeneres.
A 2010 file photo of Ellen DeGeneres.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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