Gosling v. Gyllenhaal: Nearly Every Season 49 SNL Host Submits for Emmy Consideration

Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 49th season last week with one of its strongest recent episodes, thanks in large part to (third time) host Jake Gyllenhaal. So it’s hardly surprising that the Road House actor’s name is among those that have been submitted for Emmy consideration in the Outstanding Guest Actor In a Comedy Series category. But he’s far from the only recent host whose name is in the mix.

On Tuesday, Variety reported that at least 17 of the 20 individuals who hosted SNL this season have been submitted for Emmy consideration. If that seems like a lot of people competing for the same awards, that’s because it is: it’s the highest number of hosts to submit in the past five years. 

Here’s who’s vying for an Emmy for showing off their comedic chops this season: Nate Bargatze, Josh Brolin, Timothée Chalamet, Pete Davidson, Adam Driver, Jacob Elordi, Ayo Edebiri, Shane Gillis, Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate McKinnon, Jason Momoa, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone, Sydney Sweeney, Kristen Wiig, and Ramy Youssef.

That leaves just three hosts—Dakota Johnson and double-duty host/musical acts Bad Bunny and Dua Lipa—who either plan to sit out the race or whose names have simply not yet been confirmed, but there’s still plenty of time for that to change. 

According to Variety, all submissions were made by the network or talent representatives.

The series has generally limited its submissions to fewer than 10 hosts total in recent years, though that trend seems to be changing. SNL featured a total of 19 hosts during season 48, 15 of whom were submitted for Emmy consideration. In the end, only Pedro Pascal and Quinta Brunson made the final list of nominees. Pascal lost to Sam Richardson for Ted Lasso, while Judith Light’s role on Poker Face netted her the win in Brunson’s category.

Already, experts are predicting that Gosling—whose “Beavis and Butt-Head” sketch is the stuff of viral dreams—will earn at least a nod. Stone and Wiig are also very likely could-be contenders.

The 76th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on July 17, with the ceremony scheduled to air live on Sunday, September 15.

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