Ellen Degeneres to host 2014 Academy Awards


    NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres will be back for a second time to host the Academy Awards.

    Producers announced her selection Friday. DeGeneres hosted the show in 2007, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance.

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    This year’s host, Seth MacFarlane, drew mixed reviews for an edgy performance. He had already taken himself out of the running for a return engagement next year.

    The Oscars will be held March 2. They air on ABC and WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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