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Neil Patrick Harris' bucket list dream of hosting the Oscars

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has been chosen as the host for next year's Academy Awards ceremony.

The star of TV comedy How I Met Your Mother is no stranger to hosting awards - he has hosted the Tony Awards four times and the Emmys twice.

Harris, who will follow in the footsteps of Billy Crystal and Ellen DeGeneres, made the announcement though a video he posted on twitter.

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