Cedering Fox will serve as the voice of the 86th Academy Awards, reprising the role she took for the first time at last year’s show.
Fox has announced the Producers Guild Awards for the last three years (including this year’s show, which ended in a tie between “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave”), as well as the GLAAD Awards, the Democratic National Convention and the People’s Choice Awards.
She also frequently voices documentaries and ad campaigns, as well as donating voice work to charities that include the United Way, the Liberty Hill Foundation and “What a Pair” for Breast Cancer Research.
She is the founder and artistic director of the non-profit WordTheatre: Giving Voice to Great Writing.
The Oscars have had a number of female announcers over the years, including Randy Thomas (who also announced Thursday night’s Oscar Concert), Gina Tuttle and actress Glenn Close, who handled the job in 2002.