September 08, 2006 02:39:52 GMT
Ellen DeGeneres has been tapped to host next year’s Oscars, the Academy of Motions Pictures Arts and Sciences said Thursday Sept 7th.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards is about to come and the Academy of Motions Pictures Arts and Sciences officially announced Thursday September 7th the recruitment of Ellen DeGeneres as the event's host.
Thus, the duty will become the popular daytime talk show host's first time ever to hosting the Oscars show and first appearance on the award show.
"Ellen DeGeneres was born to host the Academy Awards," said producer Laura Ziskin in a statement. "I can already tell she is going to set the bar very high for herself and therefore for all of us involved in putting on the show. Now all we need is a lot of great movies."
The 2007 Academy Awards will be presented on February 25 from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and broadcast on ABC.