Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2015 Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris Oscars Host

Prepare for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony to be legen — wait for it — dary: Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to host the annual film fete, our sister site Variety reports.

The event will mark Harris’ first time as Oscars emcee, though he has performed on the telecast — most notably in 2010, when he sang and danced his way through the opening number. (Scroll down for video.)

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The How I Met Your Mother vet has plenty of experience leading large-scale awards shows; he has hosted two Emmy broadcasts and four Tonys telecasts.

The Oscars will air Feb. 22, 2015, on ABC.

Press PLAY to watch Harris’ 2010 Oscars performance, then hit the comments with your thoughts on him as host.

 

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36 Comments
  1. Luis says:

    IT’S ABOUT FRAKKIN’ TIME!!!

  2. LT says:

    Great News! Ladies and Gentlemen, meet your new Bob Hope and Billy Crystal all rolled into one yummy host!

  3. Juan says:

    Love him, he brings great charisma and is very funny.

  4. Ali Tuñón says:

    Can’t wait – he is amazing‼️

  5. Laura Markl says:

    It is about time. It will be the first time that I will watch the Oscars since Billy Crystal hoted last. I have not care to watch with the past host. Not a fan of them. I am a fan of Neil Patrick Harris. He is very talented. I will most likely not care for any of the movies nominated beyond the animated movies, but I will watch to just see him perform.

  6. Tran says:

    BEST. NEWS. EVER. NPH will definitely rocked the Oscars come February 22, 2015.

  7. Lysh says:

    Now he needs to host the Grammys and he’ll have the EGOT of hosting.
    I am really looking forward to this!

  8. Matthew Weber says:

    He’s a great MC. The Tony’s were great when he did them.

  9. Steve F. says:

    About. Damn. Time.

  10. the hostess with the mostest

  11. Coal says:

    I like NPH, him along with Bryan Cranston and Hugh Jackman are my favorite actors. They don’t take themselves to seriously, but do take their craft seriously, that’s why they are always a pleasure to watch in whatever they do.

  12. Kim R says:

    Can’t wait! I still go to YouTube and watch Bigger every once in while. Fantastic!

  13. lll says:

    Legendary.

  14. Barb C says:

    Neil or Hugh should host all of the awards shows. But they must have a opening number….love them both !! <3

  15. Joey Padron says:

    Glad he got chose to host. He did a great job hosting the Tony Awards.

  16. Mary Morris says:

    Great!! he is terrific. just saw him in “Gone Girl” Wonderful performance

  17. Kel says:

    He’ll be great. Although his character in Gone Girls is still haunting my dreams two weeks later.

  18. Jerri says:

    Awesome!

  19. James says:

    I like him but he’s overrated.

  20. Abby says:

    Nothing against NPH but I still would have preferred if they had announced Amy & Tina. When is their Globes deal done?

  21. analog says:

    UGH. He’s so overrated.

  22. I love NPH and think he’s a great host, probably one of the best all-time, BUT enough is enough. Emmys, Tonys and now Oscars? The last time I saw him host, even he seemed uninspired. You know… that awards show where he said he wouldn’t do a song and dance number. See, they all just run together in my head now because it seems like he’s hosting all of them.

  23. Jennifer says:

    OMG. Cannot wait!! He is an aswsome host. He should do an amazing job with this … think of the material!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!

  24. cdhaskell says:

    I am glad that Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscar. He will make the show come alive and it will be the most DVR/VCR recording.

  25. cdhaskell says:

    I am glad that Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscar. He will make the show come alive and it will be the most DVR/VCR recording.

  26. Robichek says:

    Estamos podridos del Frente Amplio

  27. Qtpysusie54 says:

    Certainly not watching it now. Why does everyone think this guy is so talented? He’s over-the-top mediocrity! I’d rather see Seth McFarlane, and that’s not because I’m that fond of him.

    • Jennifer says:

      Seth McFarlane – while talented – IMO was one of the worst hosts the Oscars ever had. At least NPH can host without resorting to “blue” comedy

  28. lindsay says:

    I can, will, and do watch NPH do anything.

  29. Ruiroxo says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS