Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris has already practiced saying Benedict Cumberbatch's name "2,086 times" ahead of the Oscars.
The 41-year-old actor, who is set to present the prestigious awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 22, has been putting the hours in to make sure he doesn't mispronounce a nominee or performer's name.
He said: "I've always been keen on diction. And inflection. And pitch. And pace. We reveal a lot about ourselves by the way we communicate verbally. So there's quite a bit of vocal warming up."
Asked how many times he has said 'Cumberbatch' in front of the mirror, he replied: "2,086 times."
The former 'How I Met Your Mother' star also doesn't want to offend anyone with his jokes at the ceremony.
He said: "I don't like to be mean. It's such a celebration for everyone; I think it should stay positive and buoyant. Why, after getting nominated for a friggin' Oscar, would you want to get heckles? Not my thing."
Neil is thrilled that his 'Gone Girl' co-star Rosamund Pike is nominated for Best Actress and can't wait to see what she wears to the event.
He added to PEOPLE magazine: "She is one of the most stunning women I've ever seen, so I'll probably be drooling. Lady Pike can do no wrong in my book."