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Whoomp! There it is! Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Oscars in 2015, so everyone’s day just got a little brighter and a whole lot better. Cue celebratory dance.
First reported by Variety, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences quickly issued a statement confirming the amazing news of Harris taking on hosting duties for the 87th annual Academy Awards.
“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” stated producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”
Harris has previously hosted the Emmy and Tony awards; this will be his first time hosting the Oscars. The How I Met Your Mother actor took to Instagram to announce the big news to his fans in a typical hilarious Neil Patrick Harris way:
Oh, we love him so! It’s pretty obvious Harris will do a splendid job hosting the Oscars — and not just judging from his other hosting gigs. If you peruse the behind-the-scenes snapshots of his life through Instagram, you can tell that this man was born to entertain and to delight. The proof is in the pudding:
1. He likes to dress up.
2. He has many famous friends.
3. He also has furry friends.
4. He has hosting experience.
5. He likes magic.
6. He likes to get silly.
Are you excited to see Neil Patrick Harris dance on the Oscar stage? Why do you think he’ll make a fantastic host?
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