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Ellen DeGeneres to Host Oscars

Time to dust off the swan dress. Ellen DeGeneres just announced on Twitter that she’ll be hosting the 86th Academy Awards in March 2014. It’s her second time emceeing the annual film kudofest, having first hosted the ceremony in 2007, famously spoofing Bjork’s infamous swan dress during the ceremony. “I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra,” DeGeneres said in her tweet. Last year’s ceremony, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, was largely panned by critics.