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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up the people who did the best job as hosts of SNL from 2010 through 2019.

Despite cast changes, Saturday Night Live in the 2010s found a new kind of balance and settled comfortably into their cold opens and fresh selection of hosts. Even with several hosts returning multiple times, the 2010s saw a lot of hosts. If you can't remember everybody who got to open the show, then refresh your memory with this list of the people who were hosts from 2010 through 2019, ranked from best SNL 2010s hosts to worst SNL 2010s hosts.

In early 2010 a Facebook group petitioned to get Betty White to host SNL and succeeded, and the actress became the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live. Melissa McCarthy hosted five times and earned a nomination for each appearance for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

Just like the seasons and episodes themselves, the Saturday Night Live hosts of the 2010s range from great to grueling. Vote up the actors, musicians, and comedians who did the best job at hosting SNL in the '10s.

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Spectre
Christoph Waltz is an German-Austrian actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in ...more
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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series. Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in ...more
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Three Stooges
Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its ...more
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Lin-Manuel Miranda Do No Harm
Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor. He wrote the Broadway musical In the Heights, for which he won numerous accolades, including a Tony and a Grammy Award. ...more
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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Saturday Night Live, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Easy A
Fred Robert Armisen is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer, director, singer, musician, and comedian. Widely known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 until 2013, ...more
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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Hotel Transylvania, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Saturday Night Live
David A. J. "Andy" Samberg is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, ...more
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Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic
Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during ...more
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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness, Black Mass
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more
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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Rise of the Guardians
Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine is an American actor in film and television. He is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek, and its sequel, Star Trek Into ...more
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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Block Party, Half Baked, Chappelle's Show
David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an American comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks' ...more
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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Hunger Games, The Lego Movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Elizabeth Irene Banks (born February 10, 1974) is an American actress, director, and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known ...more
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Lion King, American Hustle, Almost Famous
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more
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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Howards End, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually
Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Se7en, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the ...more
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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Monsters, Inc., Roseanne
John Stephen Goodman is an American actor who is known for his comedic and dramatic roles. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne, for ...more
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Josh Brolin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
W., Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, No Country for Old Men
Josh James Brolin is an American actor. He has acted in theater, film and television roles since 1985. He is known primarily for his film work. His first role was in the 1985 film The Goonies. ...more
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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Sherlock Holmes, Spy, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
David Jude Heyworth Law, known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, film producer and director. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first ...more
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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
jango Unchained, Scandal, Ray
Kerry Marisa Washington is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia ...more
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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!
Martin Hayter Short, CM is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. ...more
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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Goodfellas, Bruce Almighty, V for Vendetta
Sir Michael Philip Jagger, better known as Mick Jagger, is an English singer, songwriter and one time actor, best known as the lead singer and a founder member of The Rolling Stones. Jagger's ...more
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Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Help, Being John Malkovich, Snowpiercer
Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' ...more
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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, L.A. Confidential
Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia and identifies himself as an Australian. He came to ...more
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Ryan Gosling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Drive, Crazy, Stupid
Ryan Thomas Gosling is a Canadian actor, film director, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club and went on to ...more
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Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, animator, cartoonist, writer, producer, director, comedian, singer, and songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and co-creator of ...more
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Sterling K. Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Stay, Our Idiot Brother, Righteous Kill
Sterling K. Brown is an American actor.