Neil Patrick Harris has completed his bucket list. The former How I Met Your Mother star told fans that he has achieved everything he wants to in life after being invited to host the Academy Awards. Neil posted a video on his MobyPicture account confirming the news.
'It is truly an honour and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards'
The footage opens with Neil accepting a call on his mobile phone, before saying “I’m in” followed by a grin and “Nice!”
The camera then pans to Neil’s bucket list, with the last item being “host the Oscars”.
Neil is then seen circling the unticked item, before the video comes to an end.
The other items on the list, all of which are ticked off, include: “Win a Tony Award, Rap with Snoop Dog, Star in Broadway show and Meet the president.”
Neil is certainly no stranger to the hosting circuit, having presented both the Emmy and the Tony awards in 2013.
However, it will mark the first time he has hosted the Oscars.
Following the news, Neil released a statement explaining just how excited he is to have landed such a prestigious gig.
“It is truly an honour and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards,” he said in the statement to ABC News. “I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show. 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.”
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