Oscar 2013: Ellen DeGeneres Hosts

August 2, 2013–Ellen DeGeneres will host the next Oscar show.

It will be DeGeneres’ second tour of duty as Oscar host, having previously emceed the 79th annual Academy Awards in 2007 and earning an Emmy nomination. The popular syndicated talk show host also fronted the Emmys in 2001 and 2005 (co-hosting them in 2003).

“I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time,” DeGeneres said, joking that “you know what they say–the third time’s the charm.”

The 86th annual Academy Awards, which will take place March 2, are being exec-produced for the second year in a row by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.