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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s 

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Updated November 18, 2019 1.4k votes 279 voters 156 items

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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch ...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 (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a ...more
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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Despicable Me 2, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She was born in Canandaigua, New York, and raised in both Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and ...more
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Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Lincoln, Girls, Frances Ha
Adam Douglas Driver is an American actor of stage, screen and television. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduating from the Juilliard School, he has appeared in several Broadway and ...more
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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
San Andreas, Fast & Furious 6, G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the ...more
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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
The Departed, Beetlejuice, The Aviator
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and liberal political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest ...more
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John Mulaney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
John Mulaney
Saturday Night Live, Mulaney
John Edmund Mulaney (born August 26, 1982) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live and as a stand-up ...more
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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he ...more
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series ...more
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday ...more
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 12 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), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a ...more
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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Bringing Down the House, The Golden Girls, The Match Game
Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of ...more
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he ...more
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 15 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 Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch ...more
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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 16 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 (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and was a ...more
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Zach Galifianakis is listed (or ranked) 17 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 Galifianakis (; born October 1, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and writer who came to prominence with his Comedy Central Presents special in 2001 and presented his own show ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. As a child, Gordon-Levitt appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels ...more
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Jon Hamm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Mad Men, The Town, Shrek Forever After
Jonathan Daniel Hamm (born March 10, 1971) is an American actor, best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper in the AMC television drama series Mad Men (2007–2015). For much of the ...more
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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 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. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the ...more
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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Gattaca, Big Hero 6
Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band ...more
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim
Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, ...more
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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Station Agent
Peter Hayden Dinklage (; born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and producer. Dinklage studied acting at Bennington College, starring in a number of amateur stage productions. His film debut ...more
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Tiffany Haddish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Tiffany Haddish
Meet the Spartans, Janky Promoters, Racing for Time
Tiffany Sarac Haddish (born December 3, 1979) is an American actress, comedian, and author. After guest starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence for her role as Nekeisha ...more
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Chris Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The 2010s
Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World
Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before leaving to begin a film ...more