Ellen DeGeneres to Host 2014 Oscars

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Ellen DeGeneres, everyone's favorite talk show host/pump-up dancer/perpetually-confused fish can now add a new job to her resume: repeat host of the Oscars. On Friday, she tweeted that she will be taking on hosting duties of the 2014 Academy Awards, which will occur on March 2:

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Neil Meron, a producer of the show, soon confirmed the exciting announcement with a congratulatory tweet:

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DeGeneres first hosted the Oscars in 2007 to praise. In the years since, the awards show has seen hosts with a range of success, from the always-likable Hugh Jackman to the much-maligned James Franco and Anne Hathaway, but no one's been quite as good as DeGeneres. With her as the 2014 host, it's all but certain that there will be less fast-forwarding necessary at this year's ceremony than usual. Is it too soon to count down the days until March?

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