news//NEIL PATRICK HARRIS TO HOST THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS

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After this year's very successful Oscar stint by Ellen DeGeneres, many thought the comedian would possibly come back for round two. But, the Academy has different plans.

This afternoon the award show's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, announced that Neil Patrick Harris would be suiting up and taking charge to host the 2015 Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 22.

This will not be the actor's first foray in award show hosting. He has hosted the Emmy Awards twice and the Tony Awards four times (for which he won four Emmys).

The seasoned host is also a part of the ensemble cast of the Oscar buzzworthy film Gone Girl.

While he wasn't the Academy's first pick (they offered DeGeneres the job, but she turned them down, as did Julia Louis-Dreyfus), he is a worthy pick. It'll be interesting to see how many musical numbers will grace the Dolby Theatre stage.


 

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