Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Ellen DeGeneres to Host Upcoming Oscars

News
by Melissa Silverstein
August 2, 2013 11:38 AM
1 Comment
  • |

Friday in August usually mean boring, but not today.  After a big week when the Academy elected its first female African American leader, more news was made this morning with the announcement that talk show host and all around funny gal, Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the Oscars on March 2nd.  

This will be her second time hosting the awards show.  She previously hosted the show in 2007.

The quotes in the press release are fawning, but there is no doubt that hiring Ellen sends a message.  It sends a message that the boyish, sexist humor from last year is gone and that the Academy, in the words of its new leader Cheryl Boone Isaacs is "looking forward to an entertaining, engaging and fun show."

We are also looking forward to watching a show that doesn't make us cringe and doesn't make us, as women, feel like we don't belong.

This announcement goes a long way in making us believe that come March 2 this will be a wonderful, fun and funny show.

A good way to end the week.

News
  • |

More: Ellen DeGeneres , Academy Awards

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

1 Comment

  • jasmine | August 2, 2013 11:11 PMReply

    Has it been that long since she hosts? I look forward to her going out in the audience. Something to look forward to in March. Woooooo!

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Weekly Update for July 18: Women Centric, ...
  • New Line to Co-Produce Thea Sharrock's ...
  • Asian American Festival to Feature Asian ...
  • A Five-Star Life Director Maria Sole ...
  • Sandra Bullock to Play Tupperware Marketing ...
  • Trailer Watch: It's All About Carrie ...
  • Angelina Jolie to Direct, Co-Write, ...
  • First-Time Female Filmmakers Take Home ...
  • Only 10% of Toronto Lineup So Far Directed ...
  • Women in Animation Rolls Out Mentorship ...