We had a lot of expectations from Oscar 2015 host, Neil Patrick Harris. It was the first time, the actor took the stage control to host the biggest awards of the year.
Looking at the Oscar commercials which started months before the Academy Awards was hosted tonight, we were expecting the actor to deliver some fun filled liners and jokes that would entertain us.
However, Neil Patrick Harris did not make it up to the expectations, and was indeed one of the hosts in Oscars history who was slow and made us fall sleepy with his poor hosting skills.
From the very opening monologue, Neil Patrick Harris tried to start with a singing opening number which also included Anna Kendrick.
His sentence "Welcome to the 87th Oscars. Tonight we honour Hollywood's best and whitest - sorry, brightest," drew attention to the criticism about the awards' lack of diversity.
Neil Patrick Harris also tried the Birdman gag where he brought the scene (where Micheal Keaton roams the street of New York wearing a white underwear) on the Oscars stage. NPH literally came to host wearing a white undie.
Earlie he informed about his predictions counted by PricewaterhouseCoopers which he would reveal later during the ceremony. After playing a lot and asking Octavia Spencer to guard it throughout, the host finally revealed his predictions when we had lost all interest and curiosity.
The predictions included Harris mispronouncing Chiwetel Ejiofor's name intentionally to get it correct, Terrence Howard getting surprisingly emotional during his acceptance speech, John Travolta's gag on touching Idina Menzel's face and then coming with an apology next year, etc were a bit okay!
Although Neil Patrick Harris tried some jokes and one-liners as well while welcoming presenters on the stage, he hardly made anyone laugh. For example, while introducing Reese Witherspoon, he said, "This Oscar presenter is so lovely you could eat her up with a spoon."
In one of the jokes, Neil Patrick Harris also joked about how David Oyelowo's black colour misunderstands him even though he is a British. He even makes David bring his British accent at the ceremony and made him read an old joke on 'Annie' remake.
A few days back, Neil revealed at The Ellen Show that he was really nervous on hosting Oscars and is working really hard. Well, he actually looked nervous.
Unfortunately, he failed to make up for the entertainer and comedian, Ellen DeGeneres who made Oscars 2014 worth watching again and again.