» Confirmed: Neil Patrick Harris To Host Oscar Awards 2015
Confirmed: Neil Patrick Harris To Host Oscar Awards 2015
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After much speculation as to who will be the next host for
Oscars 2015, actor Neil Patrick Harris has been
confirmed. He has been roped in to host the Oscars in 2015.
The "How I Met Your Mother" fame actor took to social networking
site Twitter to announce the news by posting a video on
In the video, Harris filmed himself on the phone saying, "I'm
in". He then showed his bucket list with 'Host the Oscars' at the
"It is truly an honour 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 the
"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," he added.
Harris has performed at the event in the past, but this will be
his first time as host. The actor hosted the Tony Awards last year
and Emmy in 2013 and 2009.
"We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars. 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," read a joint statement by show
producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
The Academy Awards will be held Feb 22 at the Dolby Theatre.