Having already hosted the likes of the Emmys, the Tonys, and, of course, the Doogies, Neil Patrick Harris has been promoted to the most prestigious if least rewarding of all hosting gigs: the Oscars. Variety reports that Harris has accepted the task of filling Ellen's inoffensively affable sneakers after DeGeneres opted out of returning. He'll now take the stage for the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, live on ABC.
Harris responded to the announcement with the below video of him reflecting on the news by way of a note he'd written. Is that classic Howser, MD or what?