Ellen DeGeneres to host the Oscars

By Aly Bartholomew

The biggest broadcasted party of the year requires an exceptional host. The host of the Academy Awards seemingly as important to viewers as the results. The host must be able to perform entertaining skits and be proficient in comedic banter. This year the honor of hosting the Academy Awards has once again gone to the hilarious Ellen DeGeneres who last hosted in 2007.

     That same year she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Ellen is an incredibly entertaining performer who is unafraid of musical numbers. The television commercial for the Academy Awards consisted Ellen and other performers singing and dancing in suits. The commercial has such great energy and enthusiasm. Hopefully this is an accurate indicator that her second time hosting will be a complete success.

Make sure to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday March 2nd.