Neil Patrick Harris has shown his award-hosting prowess, providing reliably entertaining hosting for previous editions of the Emmys and Tonys. So it’s no surprise he nailed the opening musical number with typical NPH aplomb.
He traveled to the worlds of movies past.
From The Wizard of Oz to Field of Dreams.
Then he did a dance number with Anna Kendrick
A knowing nod to Kendrick’s role in Into the Woods.
Until Jack Black interrupted everything.
Always have to be the center of attention, don’t ya JB?
NPH and Anna weren’t pleased.
Come on, Jack. Get with the program.
Benedict Cumberbatch was ready to party.
All in all, a fun, if conservative, opening performance. Good job, Neil.