Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars

By Meryl Gottlieb| mg986611@ohiou.edu| @buzzlightmeryl
The 86th Academy Awards will broadcast live on Sunday, March 2, 2014 on ABC

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It’s time to brush off your dancing shoes and starting learning some new moves!

Everyone is making dance puns so you know what that means… Ellen DeGeneres that she will host the 2014 Oscars!! She announced the news via Twitter on Friday.

“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 wrote.

This will be the second time DeGeneres has hosted the Oscars. Her first time was back in 2007. The talk show host even grabbed an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for her first Oscar hosting gig.

And here’s her opening monologue to prove how fantastic she will be:

“There are few stars today who have Ellen’s gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity,” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.

Last year’s show succeeded to pull in ratings after producers brought in Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane to host. However, he drew mixed reviews for his edgy commentary and performances, such as “We Saw Your Boobs.”

DeGeneres’ outstanding talk show, which has won 45 Daytime Emmy Awards in its decade of airing, proves she knows how to talk to an audience and get them laughing without resorting to crude comments. Plus, it means we can expect a fantastic opening like the one she served for her first gig because her openings on her show are quite possibly the best you will ever see.

All in all, Ellen is wonderful; this award show should be spectacular; and I cannot wait to live tweet it. Only seven months to go!

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