New date for the show, and a new host…more below,

Ellen DeGeneres will host next year’s Academy Awards.  It will be the talk show host and actress’ second time leading the Oscars; she previously hosted the awards in 2007. DeGeneres also led the Emmys in 2001 and 2005, and served as co-host of the awards in 2003.
The 86th Academy Awards will be held March 2nd, 2014, moving from its usual February slot to avoid scheduling conflicts with the Winter Olympics in Russia next year.