Neil Patrick Harris gibt vollen Körpereinsatz, doch seine Nervosität merkt man ihm einfach an

Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris punktet beim Singen, verliert beim Reden

23.02.2015 > 00:00

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Kann man die Moderation von Ellen DeGeneres der Oscars 2014 noch toppen?

So mancher hat Neil Patrick Harris schon im Vorfeld als absoluten Helden der Oscars 2015 gefeiert. Seine grandiose Eröffnungsnummer brachte den "How I Met Your Mother"-Star auf einen guten Kurs.

Klar, dass er bei der Revue-Nummer zum Anfang alle in seinen Bann zog. Schon bei den Tony-Awards hatte der begeisterte Sänger zeigen können, wie sehr ihm solche Musical-Einlagen liegen.

So charmant Neil Patrick Harris moderierte, so sehr merkte man ihm aber auch an, wie nervös er bei seinen Moderationen war. "Es ist ein wirklich trickreicher Prozess mit dem Inhalt der Show. Ich habe gute Witze gefunden, die lustig und stark sind, dann gucke ich eine Late-Night-Talkshow und die erzählen dieselben Jokes. Die Grammys, Saturday Night Life, ich möchte einfach, dass alle bis Montag still sind", hatte er schon nervös in der Ellen Show gestanden.

Immerhin saßen die Pointen und Witze, die fähige Autoren für ihn geschrieben hatten. Deswegen und weil es bei ihm einfach eine sympathische Nervosität ist, verzeiht man Neil Patrick Harris gerne, dass er zwischendurch eben doch mal etwas steif wirkte.

Hier noch die Lyrics zum grandiosen Eröffnungssong mit Anna Kendrick und Jack Black:

Check out the glamour, the glitter,

people Tweeting on the Twitter

and no one's drunk and bitter yet 'cuz no one has lost.

Look at the diamonds, the dresses,

people going to excesses,

the stress is on and everybody's fingers are crossed.

I know the camera's on and we're behaving our best.

Yet, I secretly hope someone pulls a Kanye West.

But we are here tonight, with our Xanax and Dior,

thank you lists and publicists who fought the Oscar war.

Tonight we toast what we love most

and I am thrilled to be your host.

'Cuz all of it is for moving pictures,

shadows and lies,

like a magic trick done in plain sight.

Why do we love them? Why do we care?

When they're just moving pictures that aren't really there

But then I think of Chaplin and Monroe

and Argo and Fargo

or when Marty made his car go back in time at the mall

And then there's Bardot and Brando

and Billy Dee as Lando

or when Sharon went commando and unsettled us all.

I gasped when Indy went back for his hat

or when I think of all the tension between Ben and Matt.

Oh, my stars

How about transformers that transform

and perfect storms that storm.

And small town girls who change the world by challenging the norm

Godfather 2, the movie Clue

and all these films that inspired you to stand up and perform.

Moving pictures

Take us over the rainbow, across the fields of our dreams.

In the heat of the night to defeat and to fight evil schemes.

To swim or to spin,

to dance or to sing,

to flee down a flight in fright,

yes, moving pictures are coming to life tonight.

[Anna Kendrick] Moving pictures.

[Kendrick] Where is my shoe?

[Harris] Is this your Jimmy Choo?

[Kendrick] Why yes.

[Beide] Moving pictures

[Harris] and how they can move you.

[Kendrick] And also improve you.

[Harris] The joy of pretending,

[Kendrick] and such happy endings except for in Girl Gone when that lady slit your throat.

[Harris]Spoiler alert.

[Beide]Moving pictures

[Jack Black] Stop. This is what you sound like:

'Movies, movies wow they rock'

Listen kid, it's all a big crock.

Now it's market trends

and fickle friends

and Hollywood baloney.

Listen Neil, you're better off just polishing your Tony

This industry's influx;

it's run by mucky-mucks,

pitching tents for tentpoles and chasing Chinese bucks.

Opening with lots of zeroes,

all we get is superheroes.

Superman, Spider Man, Batman,

Jedi man, sequel man, prequel man.

Formulaic scripts

and after 50 Shades of Grey, they'll all have leather whips.

In a world where our breeds are becoming machines,

the only screens we're watching are these.

Screens are these

Screens are these

The only screens we're watching...

[Harris] JACK! I'm trying to - I'm kinda in the - Would you mind?

[Black] I know but

[Kendrick] BEAT IT.

[Black] Fine.

[Harris] Yes, dreams for films can stall

[Kendrick] Scripts can hit a wall

[Harris] Stars may pass

[Kendrick] Or fire your ass

[Harris] And weekly grosses fall.

But when they hit, you must admit,

they sometimes change your view of it in ways both big and small

Moving pictures, millions of pixels on screens.

They may not be real life, but they'll show you what real life means

more than any one image

more than anyone star truly.

Moving pictures shape who we are

whether we're big brained and British

Or hiking and skittish

a legendary leader

a Birdman in theater

a boy we watch until he's grown

a sniper in a combat zone

a wealthy philanthropic creep

magic Meryl effin Streep

Lobby boys and bleeding drummers

All these new up and comers

Who will get a statue?

Results are coming at you

At the 87th Oscars moving picture show.

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