Will Kristen Wiig finally win an Emmy Award when she returns to guest host “Saturday Night Live” on November 19? She is slated to be the final November host along with musical guest The XX on the long-running NBC variety series. Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts the post-election episode this weekend with A Tribe Called Quest.
Wiig was one of the most popular cast members on the program from 2005 to 2012. She received four Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actress on “SNL” (2009-2012), one for returning to host (2013), and bids for her voice-over work on “The Looney Tunes Show” (2012) and as a lead actress on the miniseries “The Spoils of Babylon” (2014).
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the most recent “SNL” guest hosts to win Emmys for their stints. They shared a victory this past September as Best Comedy Guest Actress. Others to win for guesting have been Fey (2009), Justin Timberlake (2009, 2011), Betty White (2010), and Jimmy Fallon (2012, 2014).
For this 42nd season of the series, producers have mostly chosen first-timers to headline. Hosts for the first three episodes in October were Margot Robbie, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Emily Blunt. Nine-timer Tom Hanks took charge for the next installment. Chappelle is also a rookie host for “SNL.” Wiig has only guested once before in 2013.
Since the end of her run on “Saturday Night Live,” Wiig has had an impressive film career. She starred in “Bridesmaids” in 2011 and picked up an Academy Award nomination for co-writing the film with Annie Mumolo. Other movies have included “MacGruber” (2010), “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013), “The Skeleton Twins” (2014), “Welcome to Me” (2014), “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (2015), “The Martian” (2015), and “Ghostbusters” (2016), which co-starred “SNL” regulars Leslie Jones and recent Emmy winner Kate McKinnon.
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