Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars

Mark your calendars - Neil Patrick Harris has been announced as the host the 2015 Oscars.

The actor and Broadway star stepped into the shoes of previous presenter Ellen DeGeneres after she couldn't be persuaded to take on the role again.

Announcing his exciting news, the 41-year-old posted a funny video of himself on Twitter going through his bucket list, showing what he's already achieved.


Neil Patrick Harris is a seasoned presenter of shows such as the Emmys and Tonys

Neil had crossed off "get married", "win a Tony award" and "meet the president". He also had more unusual goals such as sawing a lady in half and sleeping in Cinderella's Castle. Right at the bottom was helming the Oscars.

Inside Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's $2.9 million California home

Ellen will be a hard act to follow after feeding actors such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pizzaduring the 2014 Oscars and taking the most retweeted selfie of all time.

However, if anyone's the man for the job it's probably Neil. His Tony was won for his lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. He also features in Ben Affleck film Gone Girl, which is currently raking it in at the box office.

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Neil posted a video of himself highlighting the Oscars on his bucket list


More importantly he's presented both the Tony awards and the Emmys before, performing showstopping opening numbers, which combined wit and glitz. At the 2012 Tonys, he made his entrance on a rope dangling upside down like Spider Man.

It's been an exciting year for Neil after he and his partner of ten years David Burtka finally tied the knot. The couple – who are the parents of four-year-old twins Harper Grace and Gideon Scott – wed in private ceremony in Italy.

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