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Neil Patrick Harris prefers hosting Oscars to being nominated

Funnyman Neil Patrick Harris admits being nervous for his first hosting stint at upcoming Academy Awards but feels it is less pressurising than being a nominee.

hollywood Updated: Feb 12, 2015 15:17 IST
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Funnyman Neil Patrick Harris admits to being nervous for his first hosting stint at the upcoming Academy Awards but feels it is less pressurising than being a nominee.



The 41-year-old How I Met Your Mother star is making his debut as a host at the 87th Oscar Awards on February 22.



The actor spoke about anchoring the award ceremony in an op-ed piece for The New York Times Magazine. "I'll admit that I'm nervous to host, but it's much less pressure than being a nominee. "Your heart's pounding and you have 15 names that you pray to God you don't forget – and your name's not called," Harris said.



The Emmy-winning actor said even winning at times is stressful. "Or, even stranger, your name is called, and you're blinded by adrenaline and panic. That's much more nerve-racking to me than going out and saying, 'Our next two presenters are the stars of this movie, please welcome Brad and Angelina,'" he wrote.