Neil Patrick Harris Set to Host the 2015 Oscars
The Academy Awards are about to get legen – wait for it – dary.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars, the How I Met Your Mother star announced Wednesday.
The camera pans to a handwritten “NPH’s Bucket List” full of checked-off items like “Win a Tony Award,” “Rap with Snoop Dog,” “Get married” and “Write a book.” The last, circled task on his list? “Host the Oscars.”
Academy producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron confirmed the news.
“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” they said in a statement. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”
“I love it, it’s great nomenclature to be able to call David my husband instead of sounding like we’re cowboys and calling him my partner,” he joked to PEOPLE last month. “And I get to wear the ring on my other hand! So one callus is wearing off, and one’s starting to get worn.”
The 87th Academy Awards air Feb. 22 on ABC.
• With reporting by TARA FOWLER