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Ellen DeGeneres's first time hosting was at the 79th Annual Academy Awards® in 2007. Her performance was well received with much praise from critics and viewers alike.
"I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say - the third time's the charm," said Degeneres.
The Academy's President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, also chimed in on the decision saying, "I agreed with Craig and Neil immediately that Ellen is the ideal host for this year's show. We're looking forward to an entertaining, engaging and fun show."
DeGeneres started her career in her hometown of
Her work in feature films has been just as successful as her television work. She famously played "Dory," a short-termed memory fish, in the classic Disney-Pixar "Finding Nemo." DeGeneres will reprise the role in November of 2015 when the sequel to "Finding Nemo," "Finding Dory," is released.
She has become a household name in huge part to her daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The show has earned her a total of 45 Daytime Emmys in its 10 year existence.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards® will be broadcasted live from the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® on Sunday, March 2, 2014, on the ABC Television Network.
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