Today is a day for much rejoicing, friends. It’s been announced that Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting next year’s Academy Awards. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this news, of course. The singing and dancing, for starters. The expected dearth of boob jokes. (What cares NPH for boobs? He cares naught.) We know he can rock the costume changes. The fact that this is two openly gay hosts in as many years for the biggest night of the year of an industry that notoriously, if indirectly requires its stars remain closeted. That’s a hell of a reason to celebrate.
But the greatest cause for excitement is none of those things. It’s this. The single greatest moment in hosting history.