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Hugh Jackman: Neil Patrick Harris Is Brilliant

Hugh Jackman: Neil Patrick Harris Is Brilliant

Hugh Jackman picks up his daughter Ava from school and hails a cab on Thursday (September 24) in New York City.

The 40-year-old Aussie actor who hosted the 81st Academy Awards in February and won an Emmy for his work recently sat down with Newsweek and lauded Neil Patrick Harris for hosting the Emmys.

Neil Patrick Harris is going to be the new Federer,” Hugh said about Neil comparing him to top-seeded tennis champ Roger Federer. “He’s going to have the Grand Slam soon. He’s got the Tonys and Emmys and pretty soon he’ll host the Grammys and the Oscars because he’s brilliant.”

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  • jAMES bOND

    They’re both brilliant. They should co host some day.

  • g!na

    she’s cute! does she have downs syndrome? just wondering!

  • pipit

    BIG love love loveeeeeee for HJ from Indonesia

  • Kady

    i thought they were both really good!

  • minimie

    He is a oportunist and a crawler

  • breepal


    I’m always amused by the negative remarks of people who claim to know all about him when people who have actually met him seem to have nothing but good things to say about him.

  • :P

    @minimie: And you are an a$$hole

  • hugh for the oscars

    I really hope they’ll ask him to present the Academy Awards this year as well. He was fantastic!! I usually fall asleep on my couch during the ceremony but this year I was blown away by Hugh! He was hilarious!! What a talented guy indeed.

  • Wendy

    Neil was great, but I still prefer Hugh hosting (maybe next time it’ll be with his shirt off!)

    OR, let’s have Neil and Hugh COHOST awards shows together!

  • Mistral

    @minimie: who you call “opportunist” is known for his constant humanitarian and social appointment, what do you do apart to write idiocies? Personally I hope that also in the next Academy Awards Hugh is reinstated. This year has been the ONLY TIME after DECADES when I have not fallen asleep watching the show…

  • lol

    It’s kind of nice he picked up his kid himself rather than having a chaffeur drive her home.

  • j

    Hugh Jackson and Roger Federer all in one post.
    cant get any better than that.

  • Syko

    @g!na: @g!na – I believe she’s a mixed race child with some Asian ancestry. I saw an article once that mentioned that both his children are mixed race. She is adorable, and the little boy is a doll too.

  • UGH

    Why’s Hugh Jackman always wearing that hat? It’s not attractive! He should wear a baseball crap or not wear one at all!

  • Jones19

    Hugh and Neil are both fantastic!

  • Eva

    He looks good even while picking up a cab…Yum…

  • lalalove

    I love this man. Such a humble soul. I wish him success in EVERYTHING he does.


  • Babe

    WOW! He is sooooooo veeeeeeeeery hooooooot, God damn it!

  • Babe

    he looks good all the time!

  • ffxiv gil

    There is obviously a lot to know about this.