HOLLYWOOD—I have only been totting this for years and finally someone has finally heeded my advice. “How I Met Your Mother Star” Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Tony Awards and a host of other awards ceremonies and now he’ll get the opportunity to host the pinnacle of all award shows: the Academy Awards.
The ceremony will be produced once again by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. The 2015 Academy Awards will be televised live on Sunday, February 22 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Harris made the news public via a video from his Twitter account.
The actor has proven he can carry and ceremony and deliver the laughs at the same time, his repertoire with the Tony awards has proven that, but it will be a bit difficult as he deals with a group of A-listers and balancing tongue and cheek, with the movie industry is not always that easy. Harris will try to fill that void that was missing from comedienne Ellen DeGeneres who took the helm in 2014.