Watch Neil Patrick Harris' Oscars Opening Number
"That whole thing? Completely improvised."
Neil Patrick Harris is no rookie when it comes to hosting big awards shows — he's been at the helm for the Tony Awards four times. But Sunday marked his first time running the Oscars. And considering he had Ellen DeGeneres' shoes to fill, it was a big deal. And took a lot of work — even if he claimed it was "completely improvised" when he finished.
Luckily, all that practice at the Tonys likely helped him feel right at home during the musical number. He sang, he danced, and he had help from Anna Kendrick and Jack Black during the nearly 6-minute performance.
It drove Benedict Cumberbatch to drink, but it really was enjoyable.
Watch the full video of NPH's opening number: