LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris isn't just the Oscars' master of ceremonies. He's also the king of schmooze.
During a single commercial break, Harris checked in with Octavia Spencer to make sure she was keeping an eye on his locked-down Academy Award picks, smooched husband David Burtka near his fifth row seat, chatted with "Selma" stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo and embraced his "Gone Girl" co-star Rosamund Pike.
Harris managed to accomplish all that and be back on stage in time to introduce Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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