The Academy has unveiled the official poster for the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. Front and center is Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres, who will be tackling emcee duties for the second time on March 2. Check it out below and remember to tune in next Thursday for the announcement of this year's nominees!

Oscars 2014 poster

Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.