Neil Patrick Harris will be the host of the upcoming Oscars ceremony. The famous actor will host the 2014 Academy Awards that will take place on February 22, it had been announced on Wednesday.
The official statement was released by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The famous actor claimed that he is very honored and happy to be the host of the popular event. The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre. Without a doubt, the expectations from the star are huge. The How I Met Your Mother actor is still expected to do great.
Previous hosts of the Academy Awards include Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, but also Ellen DeGeneres. Actually, Ellen has been the host of this year’s Oscars and she did an amazing job. In 2014, the ceremony drew the highest telecast audience since 2000. More than 45 million viewers were registered. And the show surely had numerous memorable moments. Her selfie managed to set a new Twitter record when it comes to the number or retweets.
On the other hand, Neil Patrick Harris is not really new when it comes to hosting ceremony award shows. He has actually been the host of the Tonys, four times. Harris has also hosted the Emmys twice. Each of his appearance in such a role has been highly appreciated, while the reviews were great.
“I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” Harris said in a statement. “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.
Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his role in long-running television show How I Met your Mother. The show’s finale had been aired last spring. Since then, the actor managed to find other projects. He had been featured in A Million Ways to Die in the West, but also in Gone Girl. As Harris is a very talented actor, we will surely see him in other roles and performances.