Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Oscars 2015 (87th Academy Awards) without clothes.
He was the so-called man of the moment. Neil Patrick Harris got to host the 87th Academy Awards recently. He was even unclothed onstage for a brief amount of time. His gay partner David Burtka was by his side too.
When Neil stripped down to his underwear it was quite a shock for the audience. Neil was actually imitating or rather parodying the film Birdman. He disrobed and was in his underwear alone when he came in front of hundreds of actors and actresses who started clapping and expressed their surprise at seeing him in his undies.
Neil even went close to the drummer and told him to increase the tempo. It takes guts to strip in front of so many millions of television viewers who must have laughed their heads off after seeing Neil almost naked.
The performance of Neil got mixed reviews later on. There were those who were wise and called a spade a spade. And then there those who were “otherwise” and lauded his boldness and badness.
He struggled with the dialogue and was generally quite weird in his conversational style. Maybe Ellen DeGeneres would have handled it better than him. Yet Harris had his strong suits too. His delivery lines were pretty pathetic though.
The speeches given during the Oscars were quite uplifting. It remains the decision of the onlookers to be the judges of whether Neil was a shock jock for showing up in his underwear or just a stupid nut. He also sang and told one liner jokes during the Oscars.
These may have been the only saving grace for Harris but such was not the case. There were nearly 100% chances of rainfall and so tents were arranged by the Oscar execs.
Some of the jokes cracked onstage by Neil offended others chief among them being Oprah Winfrey. Maybe the most sickening thing about his whole performance was that it was just plain boring. There were no high points to it.
Apart from the Edward Snowden and (t)reason joke, the rest of the quips were pretty lame. The man has no sense when it comes to appearing the least bit funny. The childish one about Reese Witherspoon being so pretty that you could eat her with a spoon fell flat on its face.
And the one introducing Channing Tatum was a repetition that ruined the whole tempo. Clearly, Neil could have done better and the Oscars execs will think twice before hiring him as the host next time.