Friday, April 19, 2024

Oscars to Win Emmy for Being the Tony’s: Neil Patrick Harris Finally Gets to Host


Drum roll please. At last, Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars. The Tony Award winning (“Hedwig”) television star (“How I Met Your Mother”) has hosted just about everything else, most especially the Tony Awards. His Tony shows have won Emmys, and now his Oscar show will win an Emmy for being like the Tony Awards.

It’s going to be the most musical Oscars of all time as Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return again to co-produce the show. With NPH aboard, you can already imagine the numbers for “Foxcatcher,” “Unbroken,” “Imitation Game,” or “Birdman.” Really, NPH could be the new wave Billy Crystal. But now, who will host the Tony Awards?

The Academy Awards, which most Oscar prognosticators have already seen in their dreams, air February 22, 2015 on ABC.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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