LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named Friday as the host of the 2014 Academy Awards.READ MORE: Kat Von D Closing West Hollywood Tattoo Shop, Moving To Indiana
“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say — the third time’s the charm,” DeGeneres said in a statement.
DeGeneres won a Primetime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program” as the host of the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.READ MORE: Los Angeles Receives $224 Million Loan From EPA For Water Recycling Project
“Ellen’s kind of a traditional pick, not surprising, not kind of risk taking, but she will appeal to a broader audience,” Brian Steinberg, Variety’s Senior TV Editor, told KNX1070.