Newswire: Neil Patrick Harris nixes hosting the Oscars again, politely hints that it sucked

Neil Patrick Harris was understandably excited to host the Oscars. It’s an enormous undertaking, full of great possibility. Unfortunately, it’s also full of the possibility that it will be pretty crappy, and the general consensus this year was that Harris’ innate likability was unable to overcome the creeping sense of fatigue and ennui that comes with a three and a half hour telecast stuffed with bad jokes and endless references to a magic trick with minimal payoff. All of which helps to explain why Harris is already saying that he won’t host the Oscars again, and he saw all your helpful critiques, thank you very much.

“It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that it’s a delightful balance to do every year or even again,” Harris said, the way …

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