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Here's Your Next Oscars Host

Neil Patrick Harris gets the nod for 2015
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2014 4:46 PM CDT
Here's Your Next Oscars Host
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(Newser) – He's hosted the Emmys, the Tonys, and now ... the Oscars. Neil Patrick Harris gets the emcee honors for the Feb. 22 ceremony, reports Variety. Harris himself confirmed the news with a video on social media in which he crosses the job off his bucket list. Entertainment Weekly thinks it's a fine choice: "Harris is not just one of those multi-hyphenate performers who could conceivably win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—he could also be the first to possibly score an EGOT through hosting." All he'll need after March is the Grammys' gig. (Harris recently wed his longtime male partner.)

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