Neil Patrick Harris has already done the Tony Awards, and now he’s taking his on-stage schtick to the Oscars, where he’ll host the ceremony in 2015. Yay!
“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement. “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.”
“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards,” Harris said in a statement. “I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show. To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”
This is good news – he’s got great personality and really keeps things moving. Sure, the ceremonies tend to be snooze fests anyway, but he makes them slightly less painful.
What do you think? Is NPH a good choice?