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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris, a veteran host of the Tony (four times) and Emmy (twice) Awards, will host the Academy Awards this year. It’s his first time for this particular gig, which has changed hands repeatedly in recent years. (Nine different hosts, or hosting duos, have held the job over the past decade; only Jon Stewart has done it twice, in 2006 and 2008.) Though Harris isn’t really a movie guy — he’s best known for TV and stage work — he’s pretty terrific in “Gone Girl” this season. And his presence means that we’re likely to see some musical numbers. Maybe like this one:

 

 

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