Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

Star of How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser MD to host the 2015 Oscars.

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meronhave announced their choice of host for the 2015 Oscars, Neil Patrick Harris.

This will certainly be a popular choice among fans and industry types alike, Neil Patrick Harris is famed for his sharp wit and seemingly infinite charm making him a perfect host for the awards.

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The Oscars is one of the most coveted gigs in the industry and has been hosted by some of the all time greats, not all of whom have come out of it unscathed. Harris is no stranger to hosting duties however, having previously hosted the Tonys and Emmys.

Neil Patrick Harris released a video in response to the news which can be Seen Here

Whilst the role is often reserved for the biggest movie stars, Harris is more known for his roles on television although he is no stranger to the Hollywood Elite. Finding fame on 1989's Doogie Howser MD he has had a mixed career, spending the majority of the '90s finding his feet until 1997s cult classic Starship Troopers after which he appeared in more cult movies such as Harold & Kumar Get The Munchies. His recent found stardom came when he landed the role of Barney Stinson on How i Met Your Mother, a role that absolutely made the show a success and catapulted Harris to superstardom. Most recently he has appeared in The Smurfs, Seth McFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West and Gone Girl.

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The Oscars will be on February 22nd 2015.