This year’s Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris is nervous about hosting the prestigious award ceremony. Especially because of the tough competition he is getting from last year’s host Ellen DeGeneres who broke the internet with her famous star studded selfie.
The Gone Girl actor is known for his TONY awards opening acts. His amazing Broadway performances earn him a standing ovation from the entire auditorium every year. This year, hosting the Oscars is taking the toll over the confident charismatic Neil. However ex host Anne Hathaway is of an opinion that Neil Patrick will be naturally wonderful at hosting.
“It’s created this horrible dark cloud over my head. How do you beat the selfie that broke the Internet?” the 41-year-old actor stated. To which the selfie magician Ellen DeGeneres responded by calling the selfie moment just a ‘fluke’. She stated, “All you have to do is have a nugget of a good idea, and if everybody’s on board and they’re playing, whatever your idea is, they’re with you. That just was such a perfect fluke that happened and I was so lucky.”
Slumdog Millionaire actress Frieda Pinto will host the Vanity Fair Pre-Oscar party for the second time this year. Funds raised from the event will be directed towards furthering initiatives under the Girl Rising campaign. The 87th Academy Awards will take place onFebruary 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.