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Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris Opens With Stormtroopers! (Video)
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Neil Patrick Harris opened the 87th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night with that boyish smile, and a charming little joke about “Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry brightest.”

Then he burst into song. So how was the “Moving Pictures” song?

One word – stormtroopers!

Ok, two words – dancing stormtroopers!

Harris did a great job. Watch the awesomeness from the 2015 Oscars in the video below.

Here are just a couple of highlights from the opening song:

-“And no one’s drunk and bitter yet cause no one has lost.” Cut to Benedict Cumberbatch taking a sip from his flask.

-In an homage to his favorite hobby, as he posed during the song, his “shadow” separated from him (reminiscent of what Katy Perry did at The Grammys), and did a couple of magic tricks behind him. The shadow also came in handy as a strategic block to Sharon Stone’s famous Basic Instinct scene.

-It looked like the actual stage was the screen with scenes from movies blasting out at us like Back to the Future.

-Ben Affleck and Matt Damon gazing into each other’s eyes. “Oh my stars,” exclaims Neil.

-He was superimposed into some films and it was wonderful. He came out of the field with the baseball players in Field of Dreams. He tried to peek under Tom Cruise’s shirt in Risky Business. And he was sitting there in the first scene we ever gasped as Darth Vader came into view.

-Harris picks up Cinderella’s slipper and Anna Kendrick (as Cinderella) slides in with the harmony and they continue with their lovely duet until…..

Jack Black interrupts with a bitter growly verse that ends with, “Screens in our jeans! Screens in our jeans!” Then Anna Kendrick throws her shoe at him. She is too adorable.

-The song ends with Harris in front of dancing costumed characters. And some were dancing Stormtroopers!

Be sure to check out our Oscar winner coverage and my giant crush on Neil Patrick Harris here and here.

Video

[Source via Slate]

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