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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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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing ...more
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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) 13 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) 14 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) 15 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) 16 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) 17 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) 18 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) 19 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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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Goodfellas, The Godfather: Part II, Casino
Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed ...more
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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Sterling K. Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 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.
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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski
Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, director and writer. Buscemi has starred and supported in successful Hollywood and indie films, including Parting Glances, New York ...more
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Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Person of Interest, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid
Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy, Shug in Hustle & Flow and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which ...more
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Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and activist. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s. He has appeared in a number of films in the 1990s, ...more