7 burning questions for the 2015 Oscars ceremony

February 21, 2015 10:30 PM

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7 burning questions for the 2015 Oscars ceremony

Unlike most years, when you can predict everything that will happen at the Oscars before the ceremony even starts, this year's telecast could be full of surprises. It's not just that the best picture race is wide open--will it be "Boyhood," "Birdman" or "American Sniper?" The Academy finally hands over the hosting gig to Neil Patrick Harris, who arrives with some help (in the form of Lady Gaga and John Travolta, and it's anybody's guess what either of them will do). Here are seven burning questions for the Oscars 2015.

(1) Will Neil Patrick Harris be the next Billy Crystal? For years, the Academy tried to find an equivalent to Billy Crystal, its most lovable modern host who has tackled the Oscars nine times. After widely panned attempts from Seth MacFarlene and the Anne Hathaway/James Franco combo, the Oscars foun...

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