Neil Patrick Harris will take on the Oscar hosting duties this year. The entertainer has previously hosted the Emmy Awards and the Tony Awards.

So with Harris tabbed to host, what other celebrities would make a good Oscars host?

Here's a list of people that we'd like to see hosting the big event next year ...

Canadian actors - Seth Rogen

No. 5: Seth Rogen

When it was clear that Ricky Gervais wasn't going to go for broke (as promised) at the 2012 Golden Globes, several presenters and winners stepped up.

Among them was comedy actor Seth Rogen, who presented an award with the stunning Kate Beckinsale, who is every bit as fetching in an evening gown as she is in skin-tight leather as the drop-dead gorgeous vampire Selena in three of the four "Underworld" movies.

Whether Rogen what thinking of Beckinsale in her dress or in "Underworld," there was something apparently stirring within, as he shamelessly delivered an off-color remark about a certain part of his anatomy reacting to his co-presenter.

Self-deprecating humor is always welcome, and Rogen is a master at delivering it. A gifted comedian (and writer -- he co-penned "50/50"), Rogen is the sort of comedian the Academy needs to think quick on his feet. The Academy needs to give him a shot -- and not censor him.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

No. 4: Kristen Wiig & Melissa McCarthy

Now that both comedy superstars have been legitimized by the Oscars for their talents on "Bridesmaids" -- Kristen Wiig (along with co-writer Annie Mumalo) nabbed a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nom and Melissa McCarthy more than earned a Best Supporting Actress mention -- the Academy needs to consider them as co-hosts for the big event.

You have to remember, both Wiig and McCarthy are alums of Los Angeles' famed Groundlings improvisational troupe and have the ability to keep things lively without missing a beat.

And of course, it doesn't hurt that Wiig and McCarthy are continually hailed for their comedy work, since Oscar hosts should always have a sense of humor.

If anything, giving them a shot -- as soon as next year -- will give the Academy a chance to make up for one of its biggest flubs in history: the snub of "Bridesmaids" in this year's Best Picture race.

Eddie Murphy file photo

No. 3: Eddie Murphy

True, actor Eddie Murphy bailed on previous hosting duties, but they'd be foolish not to consider the comedy actor for a future hosting gig.

While several of Murphy's movies have flopped over the years people tend to forget how funny of stand-up comedian Murphy is, or at least, was. Plus, as a sketch comedian, he was brilliant on "Saturday Night Live."

Murphy was an excellent choice as a host who could think quick on his feet if the moment presented itself; a quality totally lacking in 2011's hosts, Anne Hathaway (although she tried her best) and James Franco (who did not).

Funny bone aside, Murphy would also bring a wild card to the table called unpredictability. He can also be very opinionated, and proved it on the Oscar stage in 1988 when he chided the Academy for its lack of black nominees.

Jack Nicholson

No. 2: Jack Nicholson

If you're going to ever leave to chance letting a straight-up actor take hosting duties again after the James Franco-Anne Hathaway debacle, then turn the podium over to Jack Nicholson for the evening.

For one, he's used to being on stage, with three Oscar wins, and he's been featured in an endless amount of cutaways whenever he attends. There's a reason for that, of course. The man is Hollywood cool. If anybody else but Nicholson wore his shades to the Oscars, they'd be lambasted. But when Jack does it, he commands your respect. The guy is larger than life.