We’ve known for a long time that Anne Hathaway is brave enough for just about anything in front of the camera. (See: Brokeback Mountain and hosting the Oscars.) So it was no surprise to see her star in pretty much every SNL sketch when she hosted for the third time this past weekend. Her impersonations were hilarious — Homeland, Katie Holmes — she sang, of course, and she wasn’t afraid to commit to the potentially disastrous — the “Sloppy Swish,” which I loved!
Yet there’s still a little public ambivalence about Hathaway, in general, judging from our comments board, so I’m extremely eager to see where the Oscar-nominated actress will place in this week’s best-host poll. Last week’s host, Louis C.K., made a strong impression at the polls, but will it be a lasting one? Bruno Mars saw more than half of his initial support disappear, while Seth MacFarlane held relatively steady to finish in third place. Joseph Gordon-Levitt dropped precipitously but still managed to edge Christina Applegate and survive elimination. He’ll be hard-pressed to hang for another week, though.
A reminder of the extremely basic rules before you vote below: Who was the best SNL host? It shouldn’t be a popularity contest; rather, who had you giggling until Wednesday? Whose hilarious sketch did you bookmark online and watch over and over and over? Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five hosts, just as a reminder of their recent performances. (Obviously, don’t grade them simply on the single clip below.) After the vote, the host with the least support will be eliminated, and the other four will advance to compete against Jeremy Renner next week. Ultimately, we’ll eliminate the less memorable hosts and crown a new Mr. or Mrs. Saturday Night. Watch and vote below.