Who should host the 85th Academy Awards?
Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman, Sandra Bullock and...Chris O'Dowd?
Neil Patrick Harris
It's time. Nobody has paid his dues circling and approaching this gig like Neil Patrick Harris. He's been reliably excellent as a Tony Awards host. He's been solid as an Emmys host. He sings. He dances. And he starred in "The Smurfs," so he's not just a TV guy. With Harris, you get to pretend like you're going young and fresh, while simultaneously knowing with absolutely certainty that he'll be able to host a professional telecast with few rough bits and no need for lag-enducing banter. Give him an opening and closing number and that's all that's required. Still, Harris is yet another TV star whose show is on a different network, which seems to be a concern for ABC. Also, there's a very real chance that Harris' surplus of hosting experience might be a drawback. You don't see Billy Crystal hosting TV Land award shows. Billy Crystal is OSCARS OR BUST. Harris is "Have tuxedo, will travel."
- HitFix Staff
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