Friday, October 30, 2009

NEWS: NPH To Host The Oscars...


Late last night, the geniuses over at /Film reported that last years Oscar host, Hugh Jackman, had declined the opportunity to come back for a second year. So, the web world was all a buzz with who people thought would be a good replacement. One name, at least in my head, kept popping up when I heard this news.

And it looks like he got the job.

Via We Are Movie Geeks, it appears as though Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the 2010 Academy Awards. The ceremony will take place a week or two later than normal, on March 7th, 2010, and most famously, instead of 5 Best Picture Nominees, the Academy will choose 10 (which is something I can discuss in a later post, and probably will, because everyone needs a moment to vent, right?).

Here’s the schedule, leading up to the event. (Thanks to The Film Stage for pointing out this list)

Monday, December 28, 2009
Nominations ballots mailed

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Final ballots mailed

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards presentation

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Final polls close 5 p.m. PT

Sunday, March 7, 2010
82nd Annual Academy Awards presentation

Personally, there was a reason I wanted him to host this show. If you look at why Jackman did such a good job, besides just being some luscious and sexy eye-candy (man crush, I think yes, just see Australia), he knew how to truly work the room, due to his theatre experience. Harris not only has hosted events before, but also has this long theatre history, and would be a similar fit. He also is much funnier than Jackman, so instead of just song and dance, the monologue may make a comeback. I love this choice, but what do YOU think?

Go see something good!

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