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Neil Patrick Harris Will Host The 2015 Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)
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Neil Patrick Harris has been selected as the host of the 2015 Oscars, which significantly narrows down the list of major awards shows he hasn't hosted. When the 87th Academy Awards airs on February 22, 2015, NPH will be at the helm, according to a release sent out today. Harris is not a stranger to hosting awards show, as he's hosted the Tony Awards four times, as wells as the Emmys in 2009 and 2013. He's even won Emmy Awards for hosting the Tony Awards.

Harris follows Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted last year's Oscars with highlights including a viral selfie of stars and ordering pizza for the audience.

"It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year's Academy Awards.  I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show," Harris said in the release. "To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true."

Harris has won Tony Awards for his role as the title character in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Emmys for (in addition to hosting the Tonys) his role in the sit-com How I Met Your Mother.

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As a preview, here are a few of NPH's hosting highlights:

NPH's opening monologue at the 2013 Emmys.

An opening number at the 2010 Oscars:

The opening number at the 2013 Tony Awards:

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