Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that she'll host the Academy Awards for the second time, Out.com noted. She previously hosted the 2007 Oscars, which earned her an Emmy nomination.
Paul Lee from ABC, which broadcasts the awards, said DeGeneres "is the consummate entertainer, equally beloved by her peers in the industry, movie fans and television viewers." Another individual from the LGBT community, Neil Patrick Harris, hosted this year's Tonys and will host the Emmys later this year. The Oscar show will be telecast live March 2, 2014, on ABC.