Neil Patrick Harris is our 2015 Oscar host! Between this, getting married, winning a Tony for playing “Hedwig” on Broadway (and just that performance in general), and having a very well received role in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” (which will surely get a couple major Oscar nominations), Harris is clearly on a roll.
A Oscar host first timer, Harris comes to the big show having previously hosted the Emmys and Tonys. He’ll also be the second consecutive openly gay host of the show, following last year’s Ellen DeGeneres.
Frankly, we are very happy with this decision. Harris brings the kind of showman appeal that we last saw when Hugh Jackman hosted, which is as far as we’re concerned exactly the kind of thing the Oscars should be gunning for. Though that said, our dream scenario: He hosts them as Hedwig.