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Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars 2015!

Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the 2015 Academy Awards this year, JustJared.com can confirm.

The 41-year-old actor will take the stage at the February 22 ceremony for his first time hosting the big show.

Neil is no stranger to the Oscars stage, as he has performed at the show before – he is also definitely no stranger to hosting award shows! Neil has hosted the Tonys and the Emmys in recent years, so we should expect an amazing show!

“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,” Neil said in a statement. “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.”

Neil made the news official with a cute video of his bucket list, and the only thing unchecked is hosting the Oscars.

ARE YOU EXCITED that Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Oscars??

Oscars Party Pulled from Beverly Hills Hotel Over Brunei's Anti-Gay Laws

The annual Oscars Night Before Party will not take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel next year for the first time in its twelve year history.

The party is cutting ties with the hotel due to its ties to Brunei where a severe anti-gay penal code was instituted last week.

The Motion Picture & Television Fund expressed to THR that they have “deep concern about the recent enactment of laws in Brunei that call for violent punishment, including amputation and death by stoning, against those engaging in same-sex activity and extramarital sexual relations and those committing adultery. We expressed very clearly that we cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the Sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei.”

The Beverly Hills Hotel is owned by the Dorchester Collection, which is a company owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

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