Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars
The former How I Met Your Mother star is definitely not a stranger when it comes to hosting huge ceremonies. He previously hosted the Tony Awards four times and the Emmy Awards twice and even scored three consecutive Outstanding Special Class Programme Emmy trophies for his contribution to the Tonys.
Oscars Producer, Neil Zadan commented on the announcement: "We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars...to work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage." The producer says.
The Gone Girl actor commented, saying, "It is a truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year's Academy Awards...to be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres and everything else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true."
The 87th Academy Awards will be airing live on 22 February 2015.