Neil Patrick Harris will host 2015 Oscars

The 2015 Academy Awards will have a brand new host, with Neil Patrick Harris set to present the ceremony for the very first time.

Having recently hosted this year’s Emmy Awards on top of several Tony Awards ceremonies, Harris is an experienced hand at this kind of gig, and looks a worthy replacement for Ellen DeGeneres.

She in turn had proved a popular host, with her performance at the 2014 awards gaining largely positive reviews. However, it is thought she was unwilling to return for a second outing in 2015.

Harris could potentially find himself attached to one of the Best Picture nominees, should Gone Girl get the nod, although given the film’s adult content, it would be a surprise to see him among the winners on the night…

Stranger things have happened though. We’ll have to wait until 22 February 2015 to find out for sure… Until then, here’s NPH reacting to the news...

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