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Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars

  • Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars for the second time in 2014. She confirmed this information herself via a tweet. 

    DeGeneres previously hosted it in 2007, for which she received generally good notices and an Emmy nomination. The Motion Pictures Academy said Friday, "There are a few stars today who have Ellen's gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity. She is beloved everywhere."

    Seth MacFarlane, on the other hand had been criticized for not presenting the movie industry in its best light. 

    The show airs on March 2. 

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