Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres confirmed today on Twitter that she will host the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The “Finding Dory” star previously hosted the Oscars in 2007. The annual award show is set to tape a week later than usual, as to not interfere with the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were asked to return as producers for the show.
In a press release from the Academy, Zadan and Meron praised DeGeneres as the pick for year’s host, saying: