Stewart gets second shot at the Oscars


John Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s "Daily Show," will make a return appearance as host of the 80th Academy Awards, to be broadcast live Sunday, February 24th on ABC. "I’m thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time’s a charm," said Stewart.

Ellen DeGeneres was host this year, following Stewart’s first stint hosting the Oscars in 2006. His performance, which included some of his trademark political jokes, drew mixed reviews – but also helped draw younger viewers to the awards ceremony broadcast.