Ellen DeGeneres To Host 2014 Oscars

Popular television personality Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the 2014 Academy Awards.

DeGeneres made the announcement herself this morning via Twitter with a healthy dose of her wry sense of humor:

“It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars! I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.”

This marks the second time DeGeneres has hosted the big event. The talk show host/comedian previously emceed the 2007 Oscar Ceremony. After funnyman Seth MacFarlane’s controversial hosting gig at the 2013 Oscars, Degeneres is sure to be a much safer and crowd-pleasing choice.

Are you excited to see DeGeneres return as the Oscar host?

The 2014 Academy Awards will air live March 2nd on ABC.