Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars for the very first time on February 22, 2015.
Harris is no stranger to hosting awards shows. He’s hosted the Tony Awards four times, in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In the promo above, Harris suggests telling people to watch him host the Oscars would be a good Christmas present… Ehhh. I’m not buying it.
The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards will be announced on January 15, 2015.
The most likely contenders for Best Picture include Boyhood, Birdman, The Imitation Game, Selma, and The Theory of Everything. Gone Girl, Whiplash, and The Grand Budapest Hotel are also in the mix. Given its mixed reviews, Unbroken seems like a long shot.
Best Director looks to be Richard Linklater, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Ava DuVernay, Morten Tyldum, and David Fincher. Birdman‘s Michael Keaton seems to be a lock for Best Actor, with Still Alice‘s Julianne Moore looking to be a lock (and possible winner) for Best Actress.
Who are you rooting for?