Goldberg to Host Oscars

Jan. 8, 2002 -- Whoopi's back, and Oscar's got her.

Whoopi Goldberg will host the 74th Annual Academy Awards as she did in 1999, officials announced. Steve Martin did the job last year.

"It'll be the first broadcast done from Oscar's new home, and I love a housewarming," she said.

The Oscars will be March 24 at the new Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland and will be broadcast live on ABC.

The show will mark Goldberg's fourth turn at the helm. She also hosted in 1996 and 1994. Billy Crystal fronted six other ceremonies during the 1990s.

Goldberg, 46, won an Oscar in 1991 for her supporting role as a clairvoyant in Ghost.