Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tonys four times and Emmys twice to critical acclaim
His charm, sense of humor and ability to dance and sing should help on the Oscars stage
The bucket list includes "Have children" and "Get married"
Harris is the father of twins and husband of David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris revealed he will host the Academy Awards next February by tweeting a video of him checking “Host the Oscars” from his “bucket list.”
“I’m in,” Harris said in his revelation video. “Nice!”
The camera then panned down to a yellow legal pad which displayed “NPH’s Bucket List.” The first 19 of 20 items were checked, from “Jump out of a plane” to “Write a book.”
One item not on the list – but which the Oscar job puts him one step away from achieving – is to become the first “EGOT” host.
Harris hosted the Tonys four times and Emmys twice. If he can also land the Grammys gig, then he would be the first person to host all four top showbiz award ceremonies.
The charm, sense of humor and ability to dance and sing a great opening number that earned him critical praise at the Tonys and Emmys should serve him well on the Oscar stage, where several recent hosts have been panned for a lack of entertainment skills.
Other accomplishments on his bucket list included “Have children,” which he checked off with the birth of twins by a surrogate mother in 2010, and “Get married,” which happened when he wedded David Burtka last month.
The ‘NPH bucket list’
Jump out of a plane
Move to NYC
Saw a lady in half
Win a Tony Award
Perform with the Muppets
Star in a TV show
Rap with Snoop Dog(g)
Juggle flaming torches
Star in Broadway show
White water rafting
Become an imagineer
Fly in hot-air balloon
Birthday treasure hunt
Meet the President
Sleep in Cinderella’s Castle
Write a book
Host the Oscars