The first promo video for the upcoming 2015 Academy Awards featuring the host of the anticipated ceremony, Neil Patrick Harris is finally here! The “How I Met Your Mother” star hosts the Oscars for the first time and in the video, he mentioned that even though Christmas Day is over, you can still give a holiday gift by just mentioning that he will be emceeing the Oscars in 2015. “This holiday season, give your family a gift they’ll never forget. Instead of traditional presents, give the gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars.” Harris said while dressed in a tux and a red scarf.
Entertainment Weekly contacted the comedian shortly after the announcement of the host, and Harris though excited for taking up the role, admitted that the preparation for the big night is a “whirlwind”. However, the star who has some previous hosting experience, said that he can’t wait to see how the show will roll out on this magnificent night which is Hollywood’s most anticipated event annually.
“I’ve gotten to be the kind of co-producer of the Emmys while I was hosting, and the Tonys since I’ve done that a number of times. I’m aware of more things than just the hosting spots…The Oscars is such a gigantic show that I was interested to know how my involvement would play out”, he said.
Neil Patrick also commented on how the preparation is going: “It seems like with that many eyes and that big of a show there are a lot of people that have to say yes before something gets approved. And is it turns out, that’s not really the case”. The 41-year-old actor also responded on what we can expect from him in the awards: “I know what I want them not to be. I don’t want them to be super derivative of other shows I’ve done. I don’t want it to seem like I’m doing the same hosting gig as the Tonys.”
You can watch the first Oscars promo video here: