Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a second time in 2014, Academy president Hawk Koch announced on Tuesday [16].

The 86th annual Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on Mar 2, 2014.

“Craig and Neil have the overwhelming support of the Academy’s Governors to produce the Oscars again in 2014,” said Koch. “In order to establish continuity with this year’s enormously successful show, we felt it was important to give these consummate professionals the green light now to begin creating another great evening.”

“We are very honoured to have been asked to return as Oscar producers for a second year,” said Zadan and Meron. “We look forward to creating a distinctive and entertaining show.”

The recent show drew 40.3m TV viewers, making it the most popular telecast of the last three years.