Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars
It was announce today that Neil Patrick Harris, known for his role as Barney in ‘How I Met Your Mother”, will be hosting the 87th Academy Awards in February 2015.
For Harris, this is not his first experience as a host; he hosted the TV’s Primetime Emmy twice, and the Broadway Tony Awards four times. For a long time now, people has been known to criticise the slow pace of the Oscars ceremony. With Neil Patrick Harris leading the show, we can expect from him a great singing and dancing opening number, like the ones he did for his previous hosting, which will make him stand out from the rest of the past presenters. Will Hugh Jackman make a short stop on the stage for a number like he did when Harris hosted the Tonys? We’ll have to wait and see on February 22, 2015!
The Academy will annonce the nominations on January 15.