Oscars to be hosted by Emmys and Tonys champ Neil Patrick Harris

After four turns as host of the Tonys and two as the emcee of the Emmys, Neil Patrick Harris is finally getting his chance to preside over the biggest showbiz awardsfest — the Oscars. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who are producing the kudocast for a third consecutive year, confirmed on Wednesday that Harris has been hired for the Feb. 22 event. 

Harris has shared in Emmy wins for all four of his Tonycasts (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013), beating out, among others, the Oscar ceremonies. He also picked up an Emmy for his guest spot on the comedy “Glee” back in 2010 and won the Tony this year for his leading role in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

Besides hosting the Oscars, Harris could well be a nominee this year for his change-of-pace performance in “Gone Girl.” Do you think he will reap a Supporting Actor nomination? Cast your ballot at the bottom of this post.

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Watch Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil interview last year’s top Oscar prognosticator Tim Kressman (gufa54HERE. Can you beat him this time around? You could end up as one of our Top 24 Users who are featured in a special section of our Oscars coverage

Below, take a look at Harris’ appearance on the 2009 Oscars, where he raised his voice in song in a socko opening number prior to the appearance of hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. And be sure to share your thoughts on Harris as host in the comments section. 

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