Oscars 2015: Host Neil Patrick Harris ready for showbiz's biggest night

February 17, 2015 12:30 PM

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Neil Patrick Harris knows what he's up against hosting the Oscars on Feb. 22. Topping Ellen DeGeneres' ratings triumph last year isn't the half of it.

"I understand it's a pretty mammoth undertaking," he said over the phone, multi-tasking in the back of a Manhattan cab recently. "In many ways, it's lose-lose. There's so much scrutiny. And so much anticipation, and so many [Oscar-viewing] parties where people are hoping that things go wrong. It's n...

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