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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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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. ...more
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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Gilmore Girls, Mike & Molly, Spy
Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. On the ABC ...more
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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Departed, Beetlejuice, The Aviator
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. ...more
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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff
Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, and actress. She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and she placed second on Comedy Central's ...more
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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Help, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Easy A
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress best known for her performances in La La Land, for which she won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden ...more
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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Saturday Night Live, Mulaney
John Mulaney is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a standup comedian. He was the creator and star of the ...more
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fever Pitch
James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American television host, comedian, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He currently hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk ...more
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game
Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, author, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records ...more
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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show ...more
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Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Married with Children, Up All Night, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer who gained fame as a child actress, playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children. In her adult years, ...more
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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Mad Men, The Town, Shrek Forever After
Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm is an American actor, director, and television producer. For much of the mid-1990s, Hamm lived in Los Angeles, making appearances in television series ...more
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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Léon: The Professional
Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Superbad, Inside Out, Saturday Night Live
William "Bill" Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, his lead role in The Skeleton ...more
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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Wayne's World, Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World 2
Dana Thomas Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian, known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne's World films. He ...more
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim
Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. Elba is best known for his portrayal of Russell "Stringer" Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray
Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned ...more
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more
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Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
21 Jump Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, Superbad
Jonah Hill Feldstein, better known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He is a two-time Academy Award nominee, for his performances in the films Moneyball and The Wolf ...more
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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me
Steven John "Steve" Carell is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame for ...more
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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Hangover, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Hangover Part II
Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his television appearance in his own Comedy Central Presents special. He also starred in films, ...more
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Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Grey's Anatomy, Sideways, Hard Candy
Sandra Miju Oh is a Canadian actress known for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy, a role that earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as ...more
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Mean Girls
Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, director, producer and writer. She was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved ...more