Thanks to the Golden Globes and SAGs, awards season 2014 is officially in full swing. We’ve had our first round of red carpets and we’ll admit we want more. Thankfully Hollywood’s biggest night is on the horizon. The Oscars are set to air Sunday, March 2!

At the helm of this year’s golden celebrity cruise is the very talented, very funny, very perfect Ellen DeGeneres. She’s already previewed the kind of upbeat, happy mood her Oscars will have in a teaser clip for the show. We’ve also seen her looking spiffy in a tux for the event. Now even more details are getting out on what early March has in store for entertainment fans.

The Wrap reports the theme for Oscar Night 2014 has been decided! It’s only the second theme in the show’s 86-year history. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (the same men behind this year’s festivities) started the new tradition with 2013’s theme of the music of the movies. That’s what inspired that musical James Bond tribute of “Goldfinger.”

This year we’re moving from movies to memories with Craig and Neil announcing the 2014 theme as — drumroll please — heroes.

The evening will celebrate “big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes, and animated heroes,” according to an Academy press release (via The Wrap). To set the mood, Chris Hemsworth of Thor co-announced the 2014 nominees and the Academy will host a poster exhibit in its Beverly Hills headquarters featuring art from the likes of Superman and The Incredibles. Now we just need Ellen in a red cape!

What do you make of the theme? Love the idea or don’t even care because Ellen will be there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: The Wrap


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!