Neil_Patrick_Harris_hasty_puddingNeil Patrick Harris has confirmed via Twitter today that he will be hosting the 2015 Academy Awards. The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Gone Girl’ star (to only name a few of his credited roles) made the announcement in a unique way, surprising his fans with a video posted to his Twitter account.

Neil Patrick Harris, or NPH as he’s known in many circles, isn’t new to the awards show scene. He has hosted the Emmy’s and has won four Tony awards to boot!

“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Harris. “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.”

Check out the video here, and get ready for what should be a very entertaining night in Hollywood, as the 2015 Oscars air February 22, 2015 4PM ET/ 7PM PT on ABC.

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