How I Met Your Oscar? Neil Patrick Harris to host Academy Awards

October 15, 2014 11:11 PM

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How I Met Your Oscar? Neil Patrick Harris to host Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Neil Patrick Harris, popular with younger TV viewers as the star of the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," has been tapped to host next year's Academy Awards ceremony, the organizers of Hollywood's biggest night said on Wednesday.

Harris, 41, best known as Barney Stinson on the long-running CBS series, has also hosted TV's Emmy Awards. He has won three Emmys for hosting theater's Tony Awards.

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