And the winner of the 2015 Oscars is … Neil Patrick Harris.
The Hollywood accolades over the news that the actor will host the 87th annual Academy Awards poured out like a wave of Oscar speeches themselves with many of his fellow stars praising the choice on social media.
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The “How I Met Your Mother” star used his own Twitter page to announce the honor by posting an adorable video of himself ticking off a bucket list of life goals, including “go bungee jumping,” “sleep in Cinderalla’s Castle,” “write a book,” and finally “host the Oscars.”
The four-time Tony Awards and two-time Emmys awards host’s famous friends soon followed suit and took to social media to offer their congratulations.
Late night darling Seth Meyers, who helmed the Emmys this year, tweeted congrats.
– Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) October 15, 2014
“The Soup” host Joel McHale typically made a joke about NPH’s new job.
Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron praised Harris on the official Oscars website soon after the news broke, saying: “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.” Zadan went on to tweet his approval, saying he was “thrilled!”
Talk show host Wendy Williams was equally as pleased.
“Castle” star Nathan Fillion gave his stamp of approval.
While Dolby Theatre neighbor, Ryan Seacrest, offered up his floorspace for rehearsals.
@ActuallyNPH Neil! Congrats on the oscars…if u need space to rehearse, I have a 2x2ft patch w/ carpet flooring bordered by a hedge u can use
– Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) October 16, 2014
Watch video below of Harris’ own cheerful announcement of his good news below.