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Neil Patrick Harris to Host the 2015 Oscars: See His Video Announcement!

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris announced on Twitter that he's set to host the 2015 Oscars  

Neil Patrick Harris continues to be the host with the most. The Gone Girl actor, 41, who has emceed both the Tony Awards and the Emmys, is now set to host Hollywood's biggest, most star-studded night of the year — the Oscars. 

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Harris revealed the news on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in a video posted to Twitter. The clip shows him on the phone, telling an unidentified caller he's "in" before consulting his bucket list, which includes items like "saw a lady in half," "rap with Snoop Dogg," "sleep in Cinderella's castle," and "have children."

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The last item on the list — and the only one without a check mark next to it — is "host the Oscars." As the camera zooms in, he circles the item in black pen. 

The 87th Academy Awards are set to air next Feb. 22 from L.A.'s Dolby Theatre. Recent past hosts have included Ellen DeGeneres (2014), Seth MacFarlane (2013), Billy Crystal (2012), and James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011).

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This will be Harris' first time hosting the show, but he of course has plenty of experience on other stages. As Variety points out, he's close to an EGOT sweep of hosting gigs — he hosted the Tonys in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and the Emmys in 2009 and 2013. He also helped open the Oscars in 2010 with a musical number celebrating that year's hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

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