Neil Patrick Harris in a stripped down performance as Oscar host.
The actor won more praise for his underwear than for his hosting skills at the Oscars Sunday night.
Harris appeared on stage wearing nothing but socks and underwear briefs for a skit, in what proved to be the high point of an otherwise awkward night for the first-time Oscar host.
The stunt was an homage to a moment from Birdman, in which Michael Keaton's character is forced to walk onto a theatre stage wearing nothing but his underwear.
He got it again!