Ellen DeGeneres Will Awkwardly Host the 2014 Oscars

| August 2, 2013 - 11:35 am

Get up on your feet and start dancing to the blandest song on the radio, because Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars next year. The talk show dropped the Friday-morning bomb a few minutes ago on Twitter.

“It’s official: I’m hosting the #Oscars!” She wrote. “I’d like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.”

DeGeneres previously hosted the Oscars in 2007. Her gags included vacuuming the carpet mid-show, periodically chatting with nominees in the audience and other things people apparently found way more funny and comforting than I did.

On the bright side: She’s taking the reins from last year’s host, Seth MacFarlane, whose show was widely criticized for being unfunny and probably offensive.