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Wait, Neil Patrick Harris Wasn't The First Choice To Host The Oscars?! Say WHAT?!

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Yes, world, we are in just as much shock as you are!

Neil Patrick Harris would've been a GREAT first choice! Have the producers over at the Oscars not seen any of his prior hosting gigs?

The Tonys? The Emmys? The list goes on and on!

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However, before we all get in a hissy fit over why NPH wasn't the immediate choice, here's the reason why they didn't initially go with the How I Met Your Mother star:

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What Are Neil Patrick Harris' Hopes And Dreams For His Big Oscars Hosting Gig?!

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The countdown begins!

We are BEYOND excited to see what Neil Patrick Harris does for his hosting stint at the 2015 Oscars.

And his brainstorm about what COULD happen on the most glamorous night in moves is getting us giddy!!!

[ Video: Celebrate Neil Patrick Harris Hosting The Oscars With This #ThrowbackThursday Tonys Performance! ]

Who will Neil invite on stage??! What will he do for his opening monologue??! Will he dance??! Will he sing??!

Will he order pizza like Ellen DeGeneres did last year?!

When the multi-talented man was asked about possible collaborators, he thought out loud:

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Celebrate Neil Patrick Harris Hosting The Oscars With This #ThrowbackThursday Tonys Performance!

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Now that Neil Patrick Harris has been announced to host the 2015 Oscars, we can't imagine what his opening monologue will be!

Or - dare we say it - opening musicalogue?!

[ Related: NPH Crosses 'Host The Oscars' Off His Bucket List! ]

LOLz! It's so obvious NPH is a seasoned pro at this sort of stuff, he even mentioned it in his 2013 Tonys opening musical number!

So, in honor of his next BIG gig, here's a look back at his opening number when he hosted the Tonys in 2013 (above)!!

Leave it to NPH to do it bigger and better! But the real question is…can he surpass Ellen DeGeneres' epic Oscar selfie?!

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Neil Patrick Harris Crosses 'Host The Oscars' Off His Legen…Wait For It…Dary Bucket List!

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For some just hosting the Oscars would be the accomplishment of a lifetime, but for Neil Patrick Harris it's just one last item to cross off a very epic bucket list!

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In a highlarious Instagram video, NPH accepts the offer to host the Oscars before checking it off his list of things he's wanted to accomplish before he dies.

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Hosting The Oscars! All Your Dreams Have Come True!

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It's official! It's happening!

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Oscars!

The How I Met Your Mother actor is confirmed to be hosting the 87th annual Academy Awards on February 22nd 2015!

HOW EXCITING IS THIS!

[ Related: Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's Twins Turn Four! ]

This will be NPH's first time hosting the Oscars, but he has proven many a time that he is the host with the most, after hosting the Tonys FOUR times and the Emmys twice!

AKA Neil's hit the BIG time in terms of hosting gigs! WE love it!

What do YOU think? Are YOU excited for an NPH-hosted Oscars?

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Viola Davis Reveals Just How Poor She Grew Up: ‘I've Jumped In Huge Garbage Bins With Maggots For Food'

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This is heartbreaking to hear!

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis has been candid about the poverty she grew up in, and she revealed some even sadder info at Variety's Power of Women luncheon last Friday.

When honored for her humanitarian work with Hunger Is, Miz Davis gave a tear-jerking speech, saying:

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Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhané Wallis Surprise Fans With A Sing-A-Long At A Special Annie Screening!

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You don't have to wait until tomorrow to get a sneak peek of Annie!

That's because Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis made a surprise appearance at a pre-screening of their upcoming musical movie in Minneapolis.

But that's not all.

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