Neil Patrick Harris OscarsContinuing his awards show takeover, Neil Patrick Harris performed a surprise song-and-dance number to open the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

Harris -- who hosted the Tonys and the Emmys last year -- got the ball rolling with Vegas-style showgirls and jabs at the audience, and set the bar high for the night's real hosts, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

Watch the video after the jump.
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