Select Page

Why Ellen Is a Better Oscars Host Than Neil Patrick Harris

Why Ellen Is a Better Oscars Host Than Neil Patrick Harris


The 87th Academy Awards have come and gone. Neil Patrick Harris promised a magical evening filled with song, dance and A-List affirmations, but did NPH deliver or did Ellen do better?

From the moment that Neil Patrick Harris was selected to take the reigns of the 2015 Oscars from Ellen Degeneres, correlations were drawn and bets were placed as to who would be the best. As the 87th Academy Awards went on, it became quickly evident that NPH had put a tremendous effort creating an event that is part showcase and part spectacle. The question becomes, did it matter?

Let me preface this by saying I am a tremendous and long-time fan of Harris from his days as “Doogie Howser” all the way to his omnipotent presence in the “Harold and Kumar” films and on to his womanizing ways in “How I Met Your Mother.” With that said, the following does not stem from any ill will towards America’s beloved expert thespian, but Ellen was Better!

Why? You might ask. Well, here a few reasons why I think Ellen succeeded where Harris did not.

Page 1 of 41234

About The Author


Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of