Ellen DeGeneres Set to Host 2014 Oscars: Are You Excited? Take Our Poll!

Ellen Degeneres Oscars HostEllen DeGeneres is thanking the Academy. The funnywoman and daytime talk show host announced via Twitter this morning that she’s been tapped to host the 2014 Oscars.

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The gig will mark DeGeneres second time as Academy Awards emcee: She first played host of the show back in 2007.

“We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, in a release. “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.”

DeGeneres received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for her first Oscar hosting gig.

The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014 on ABC.

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  1. TJ says:


  2. schu says:


  3. Kim R says:

    Meh. I wonder if she’ll jump out and scare people and send some of the actors into the audience, telling them what to say in their ears? ;)

  4. Jules says:

    Great news, I love Ellen!

  5. dax says:


  6. lariet50 says:

    NPH denied again?!

  7. Cottage101 says:

    Yay for Ellen! But I was secretly hoping it would be Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, they rocked the Golden Globes :) But Ellen will be great too!!

    • Tony says:

      They were hysterical that night! I hope Ellen can match up for the Oscars!

    • Elizabeth says:

      My guess is that they will stick with the golden globes for as long as they want to. It works perfectly for them – drinking, light mood, tv and movie actors. I could see the Oscar’s not responding the same way to the two of them, they are far more serious than Amy or Tina would make them. It is a good move to stick with comedians for the Oscars. I am happy about this.

  8. Dan (Haleyloonie) says:

    So… it isn’t Neal Patrick Harris… I am still excited! And anyways, it wouldn’t be fair if he hosted every single award show.

  9. Jen says:

    I could only be more excited if it were Tina and Amy! Great choice!

  10. Sara says:

    She was cute the first time, loved the bit of her asking Spielberg to take a photo & Goodmamas

  11. Steven says:

    Stale, safe, boring. Must be the Oscars.

    • Paul says:

      Oh, perhaps you’d prefer another Anne Hathaway/James Franco trainwreck? Or some more of Seth Macfarlane being gross AND unfunny simultaneously?

      Safe is an ideal quality in an Oscars host.

    • Diane Raetz says:

      Boring was my first thought too. She’s funny, warm and completely unexciting. It’s supposed to be the biggest entertainment event of the year and they pull out someone I can snooze to during a sick day in front of the couch.

  12. Paul says:

    Excited? no. Relieved? absolutely.

  13. Larc says:

    Where’s the “Meh” choice? Ellen will probably do OK, but I never thought she was as funny as she seems to think she is. She at least should be an improvement on this year.

    • Kim R says:

      Meh…that’s my vote. It’s not that she isn’t funny per se but there’s something about a 50+ woman jumping out and scaring people or having adult staff members dress up in large animal costumes and try and scare her guests that…irritates me. A lot. I’ve stopped watching her show because of the childish stuff. I would have preferred a more adult host for sure.

    • Paul says:

      I agree. I like Ellen, and I thought the first time she did it, she was “adequate.” Not outstanding, certainly not terrible either, but it was just ‘good.’ Nothing special, but she’ll be fine.

  14. Yo says:

    Ellen is a little Pablum. NPH would have been interesting.

  15. bluto18 says:

    I’d like to see Kimmel get a crack at hosting. His humor’s a little edgier than the more bland stand-bys without being as polarizing as someone like MacFarlane (even though I didn’t have a problem with him). But maybe ABC doesn’t want to sacrifice his post-Oscars special.

    • eileen says:

      That would be wonderful! I love Ellen, but agree with those saying she is the safe pick. If they want to appeal to a younger audience and build some excitement for the show, this is not the route. Jimmy Kimmel would be quite fun to watch and I must be the ONLY person who actually enjoyed Seth MacFarlane. He was definitely better than Franco/Hathaway…

  16. alistaircrane says:

    Wow! I will actually watch the Oscars this year for the first time since…the last time she hosted!!! I don’t normally watch the Oscars because none of my movies are ever nominated (I am more an MTV Movie Awards kind of guy).

  17. Pati says:

    don’t approve. They should try to get Eddie Murphy he is much more charismatic or Hugh Jackman again I loved when he hosted.

  18. Lois Benton says:

    It’s about time.

  19. DanOregon says:

    Was really hoping for Jamie Foxx.

  20. Benjamin Lister says:

    Boooo. Bring back Seth McFarlane, he was the best Oscar host in years.

  21. TL says:

    I’m voting for the “meh” too

  22. Kristina says:

    For the most part I just don’t find her very entertaining. Would have preferred someone else. Almost anyone else. But I guess there are worse choices.

  23. t86 says:

    Of course i’m excited! This is really great news! NPH hosting the Golden Globes and Ellen the Oscars. Amazing!!

  24. opss..i mean, NPH hosting the Emmys* :D

  25. Mary says:

    Neil Patrick Harris should host every awards show!

  26. trainwreck says:

    love Ellen! i think this might be the reason to watch Oscars this time! ;D

  27. Ella says:

    She’s not bad…..but was DEFINITELY hoping for NPH.

  28. Moni Subic says:

    Finally someone who can make us LOL. She’s a perfect OSCAR host love her. Can’t wait