Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars

NEW YORK: The How I Met Your Mother funnyman has performed at the Academy Awards ceremony, but this will be his first time as host. He has previously hosted the Tony Awards four times and the Emmy Awards twice.

The actor’s nod comes after what sources say was a fairly brief search, THR is reporting. Last year’s host, Ellen DeGeneres, passed on returning, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus was offered the gig and turned it down.
The 41-year-old star took to social media to spread the news, posting a video that shows him crossing “Host the Oscars” off of his bucket list.