Neil Patrick Harris to host 87th Academy AwardsLos Angeles: Actor Neil Patrick Harris has been roped in to host the Oscars in 2015.The "How I Met Your Mother" fame actor took to social networking site Twitter to announce the news by posting
Los Angeles: Actor Neil Patrick Harris has been roped in to host the Oscars in 2015.
The "How I Met Your Mother" fame actor took to social networking site Twitter to announce the news by posting a video Wednesday, reports hollywoodlife.com.
In the video, Harris filmed himself on the phone saying, "I'm in". He then showed his bucket list with 'Host the Oscars' at the bottom.
“It is truly an honour 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,” said the 41-year-old star.
“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,” he added.
Harris has performed at the event in the past, but this will be his first time as host. The actor hosted the Tony Awards last year and Emmy in 2013 and 2009.
“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars. 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," read a joint statement by show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
The Academy Awards will be held Feb 22 at the Dolby Theatre.