Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars


Neil Patrick Harris will host next year’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ star has announced that he will host the 87th Academy Awards in 2015 by posting a video on Twitter where he says: “I’m in!”

By clicking on the video he tweeted, you will see the American actor checking “Host the Oscars” from his “bucket list”.

In a statement released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Harris said: “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,” BBC News reads.

It is the first time for the actor to host the Academy Awards, though he has hosted the Tony Awards four times and the Emmys twice.

Last year, Academy Awards ceremony was hosted by actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who made the 2014 Oscars show the most-watched since 2000.

The 41-year-old host is currently co-starring in David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl along with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Carrie Coon. The film had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival last month and its nationwide release on October 3.

The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC, on February 22, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Watch the video below featuring the sharp and comedic Harris collaborating on a mock for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards dubbed ‘Excessive Hosting Disorder’.