It is without question that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to dominate this Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony. We know this like we know the sun will rise tomorrow. Between their hosting gig and Andy Samberg‘s new job hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, we started to wonder which SNL alums have also tried their hands (and succeeded!) at the award show hosting game.
7) Steve Martin
Martins’s hosting job was a cut above at the 2001 and 2003 Oscars, and his co-hosting with Alec Baldwin in 2010 was solid. (Solid in as much as they survived being upstaged by both a Neil Patrick Harris musical number and a giant orange Snuggie.) “Hosting the Oscars is like making love to a beautiful woman. It’s something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.” Martin once joked. Speaking of which…
6) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal has hosted three Grammy Awards shows and nine Academy Awards, including last year’s ceremony. People thought his 2012’s Oscars game was a little off, but you have to remember Billy was a sub-in for Eddie Murphy. Plus, if you average out all his hosting gigs, he’s still at the top of his game.
5) Chevy Chase
“Good evening, Hollywood phonies!,” Chevy Chase declared while hosting the 1988 Oscars. This was decades before Ricky Gervais tore The Tourist a new b-hole at the 2011 Golden Globes, so people didn’t take too kindly to Chase’s rudeness. Or his nose-picking. Luckily he had already co-hosted in 1986s, to nuts to the haters.
4) Sarah Silverman
This ones for the ladies. (Sarah was on SNL for a hot second, but it still counts!) While not everyone loved Sarah Silverman’s extremely Sarah Silverman-esque hosting job at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, we love that she stuck to her guns. Where she then stuck said guns is, of course, anyone’s guess.
3) Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is a consummate entertainer and a barrel of fun on his show, so it’s no wonder he was the same from the 2001 and 2005 MTV Movie Awards to the 2012 Emmy Awards.
2) Chris Rock
“Welcome to the 77th and LAST Academy Awards!” Chris Rock declared when taking the stage at the 2005 Oscars. If the producers wanted edgy, they got it. If by “edgy,” they meant “constantly ripping on Jude Law.” A sample gem from Rock: “If you want Tom Cruise and all you can get is Jude Law, wait!” Why hasn’t he hosted the Golden Globes yet? Chris also hosted the 1997 and 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
1) Jon Lovitz
Honestly, we have no idea if Jon Lovitz was a great co-host to Courteney Cox at the 1995 MTV Movie Awards. We just love that it happened.
And in case you were wondering what other SNL alums have tried their hand at hosting:
- Dana Carvey: 1992 MTV Video Music Awards,
- Dennis Miller: 1992 MTV Movie Awards, 1996 & 1996 MTV Video Music Awards, 2003 Emmy Awards
- Eddie Murphy: 1985 MTV Video Music Award, 1993 MTV Movie Awards, 1983 Emmy Awards
- Janeane Garofalo: 1996 MTV Movie Awards (co-host)
- Mike Myers: 1997 MTV Movie Awards, 2008 MTV Movie Awards
- Jason Sudeikis: 2011 MTV Movie Awards
- Martin Short: 2003 Emmy Awards
- Darrell Hammond: 2003 Emmy Awards
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