Christoph Waltz to Host Saturday Night Live

Christoph Waltz Saturday Night Live HostOscar-nominated Django Unchained actor Christoph Waltz has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live one week before the Academy Awards.

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NBC announced Wednesday that Waltz, who won an Oscar for 2009′s Inglourious Basterds, will headline the Feb. 16 show with the Alabama Shakes serving as musical guest.

This marks Waltz’s first SNL hosting stint.

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10 Comments
  1. Alan says:

    christoph is a funny guy who deserves more exposure, now give him good material writers and watch him light up the screen

  2. Betty says:

    Omfg, I’m in love with Christoph! It’s unfortunate the writing will probably let him down, but I’m super excited to see him bust out his comedy chops.

  3. eileen says:

    MY HEART IS SO HAPPY IT MAY EXPLODE. I love him so much!

  4. Diane says:

    So excited for him, and for Alabama Shakes. What an evening!

  5. Rachel says:

    That’s Oscar-WINNING actor…he won for Inglorious Basterds….I understand that they are saying he is nominated this year…but it really should read that way :)

  6. Samantha says:

    ALABAMA SHAKES!!! YESSSSSS

  7. Britta Unfiltered says:

    That’s a bingo! This is my old guy crush, so I am totally in. They need to bring back Norm MacDonald to play Quentin Tarantino.

  8. Sarabi says:

    I’m so thrilled for him!

  9. Melvin says:

    Jennifer Lawrence’s episode from 2 weeks ago was probably one of the worst episodes of SNL I have ever seen. It wasn’t even her fault though, the writing was just awful. Next week is Justin Bieber, so I’m gonna pass on it, but I’ll definitely watch Christopher Waltz’s episode. He’s a good enough actor to make it work, but again, it’s all on the writers.

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