The host for the 2015 Oscars has been announced! Drum roll please — the host will be Neil Patrick Harris! Although it will be hard to live up to last years host, Ellen DeGeneres, we think he is the perfect person for the job!
On October 15, Neil Patrick Harris posted a video on his twitter to announce that he will be the host of the 2015 Oscars! The show, which will air February 22, will definitely be one for the books! We cannot wait!
Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris Hosting The Academy Awards
“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,”show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said. “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. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Neil. “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.”
In the video that he posted to his twitter, Neil filmed himself on the phone saying, “I’m in.” He then showed his bucket list with ” Host the Oscars” at the bottom.
Neil hosted the Tony Awards last year and The Emmy’s in 2013 and 2009, however, this is his first time hosting The Oscars!
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— Shira Benozilio