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Anne Hathaway offers Neil Patrick Harris Oscars advice

Former Oscars host Anne Hathaway has advised this year's (15) presenter Neil Patrick Harris: "Do the opposite of what I did, and you'll be fine."

The Devil Wears Prada star hosted the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony with actor James Franco, but they received harsh reviews for their presenting style.


Harris has been tapped for the gig this year (15), marking his first turn fronting the Oscars, and Hathaway insists the How I Met Your Mother star will do a good job.


She tells The New York Times, "He'll be great. He's a natural host. Do the opposite of what I did, and you'll be fine. I think it's so obvious (what I did wrong) that it doesn't even need to be identified."


The 87th Academy Awards takes place in Los Angeles on 22 February, 2015.