Five Reasons Neil Patrick Harris Will Totally Kill It as Oscars Host

Step aside, Ellen DeGeneres. It’s officially Neil Patrick Harris’ turn to take over the Oscars – and perfectly nail it. The How I Met Your Mother star has already proved he’s fully capable of hosting an award show; what’s more, with his Tony-winning credentials, he’s down to sing, dance, cuss, and do whatever else it takes to keep an audience captivated. But, if you’re not already convinced he’ll do a superb job, then here’s five reasons why you should be stoked to watch NPH do his thing on Sunday, Feb. 22.

1. He’s hosted the Tony Awards not once, not twice, but FOUR times and even scored two Outstanding Special Class Program Emmy awards for hosting the Broadway awards. Not to mention, he even owns a Tony award himself (thanks to Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and even Hugh Jackman foreshadowed he’d host the Oscars during their host-off onstage at the 2011 Tonys.

2. Random, yes, but the multi-hyphenate even made the TV Land Awards watchable in 2009 when he emceed the show and kept the audience entertained with multiple impersonations of classic TV heroes like Dick Van Dyke, Rod Serling, and Richie Cunningham.
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