Neil Patrick Harris Will Host the 2015 Academy Awards, Solidifying His Spot As King of the Award Shows
NPH – Looks like the 2015 Academy Awards are going to be legen … wait for it … waaaaaaiiit for it … WAAAAIIIITTT FOR IT … … … crap, I forgot where I was going with that. Anyway, point being, Neil Patrick Harris has been named host of the 2015 Academy Awards.
From the Academy’s official statement:
“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,” Harris said. “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.”
It was only a matter of time, but this is still wonderful news. NPH is the new king of the award shows, and him hosting this year’s Academy Awards guarantees that we’ll see a wide array musical ensembles too. It’s also nice when the host isn’t known as a comedian first, because then the pressure of constant jokes is alleviated. NPH has and always will be a performer first, and that’s exactly what we should expect at next year’s Academy Awards when he presents Bill Paxton with the Lifetime Achievement Award for being a perfect human being.
Obviously, this gets our seal of approval.