Neil Patrick Harris is fully committed to his Oscar hosting gig — so committed that he’ll show up to the stage even if he’s stuck in just his underwear.
OK, so he was really just paying tribute to the infamous scene in Birdman where Michael Keaton gets his robe stuck in the theater door when he goes outside for a smoke, forcing him to make his way through Times Square in only his tighty-whities and black socks to get back inside.
In NPH’s version, his robe gets stuck in the dressing-room door, and as he makes his way to the stage to announce the next presenters, he passes Whiplash star Miles Teller playing drums, a la the drummer in Birdman. (Nice touch, Oscars.)
Harris drew raucous applause as he stood in just his undies in front of a roomful of his peers. Watch the half-naked moment below: