The opening was nominated for a Tony. The rest of the show, a Razzie.
Neil Patrick Harris is no stranger to awards hosting, and that was quickly apparent with an entertaining opening number. His monologue addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy at the top of the evening, which not many expected, and NPH's multiple stints as Tony host helped out in the singing department right off the bat. Unfortunately for the subsequent three hours, his time with the Tonys may have led Neil to the unfortunate conclusion that people like really corny jokes, puns, and intentional flubs. This is the big time, Neil, and viewers tune into the Oscars to either watch you destroy your jokes' targets or turn on you instead.
In the end, the closest the broadcast came to recapturing the magic was Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear, which was pretty funny once you stopped staring at his dong. Here's a recap of some of the cringiest moments from the NPH Oscars.