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He's hosted the Tonys but never the Academy Awards. In 2015, that's all about to change as Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Oscars on Feb. 22.(Credit: Ethan Miller)

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Oscars hosts through the years

With Ellen DeGeneres returning to host the 86th Academy Awards, we take a look back at some of the folks she has to follow -- the toughest of which may be the Academy's choice in 1989, when it proceeded sans host.