The Oscars is Hollywood’s top awards ceremony and to be asked to host it is a great honor, so it speaks volumes for the level of talent and professionalism that Neil Patrick Harris is known for that the Academy asked him to host the 2015 event. Yes, @ActuallyNPH is actually hosting the Oscars.
In a statement to ABC, Harris said “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. 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.”
To make the big announcement Harris posted this video to Twitter.
I love that one of the items on his bucket list was “Become an Imagineer.” Harris is as big a Disney nerd as any reader of this blog.
Neil Patrick Harris is about to give new meaning to the EGOT title. Usually that’s reserved for actors who win top awards in all four areas of the profession, Emmys for TV, Grammy for Music, Oscars for Movies, and Tony’s for stage. By adding the Oscar Host to his resume, Harris is just one show away from being the first person to host all four events.