The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday, Oct. 15, that Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015, TV Guide reported.

"We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars," Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who will be producing the show for the third year in a row, said in statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage."

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs commented, "We share Craig and Neil's excitement in welcoming the incredibly talented Neil Patrick Harris. He is the consummate entertainer. Neil's distinctive charm and showmanship make him the ideal host to honor the Oscar legacy and ensure we all enjoy another unforgettable celebration."