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Neil Patrick Harris: Host with the most

With talent and comedic timing like his, it's no wonder Hollywood's go-to emcee is the Emmys' main man this year

By Sona Charaipotra
Special to MSN TV

Hollywood's host with the most? It's not Jimmy or Hugh or even Ellen. These days, the go-to guy for hosting duties is none other than Neil Patrick Harris, who's recently done stints as the stand-up man for the Academy of Magical Arts Awards, the Emmys, and the Tonys. Given his spot-on comedic timing, Broadway-honed song-and-dance skills, and a magic trick (or two) up his tuxedo sleeve, it's no wonder he's the first one show producers think of when they're looking for a host -- and with four Tony Awards ceremonies under his sleeve now, he's more in-demand than ever. So, after this year's Emmys, what's next? "I would think hosting the Oscars would be a great bucket list check-off!" Harris told the L.A. Times recently.

But the Oscars can wait. In the meantime, we highlight the best of Harris as host, along with a bit of insight to the other gigs that have helped him hone his awards-stage chops and become Hollywood's host with the most.

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MSN Entertainment's guide to the 2013 Emmys: We take a look back at the career of host Neil Patrick Harris and see why he is Hollywood's go-to emcee for awards ceremonies