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In celebration of Justin Timberlake’s highly-anticipated return to the Saturday Night Live stage, we’re counting down the top ten best hosts of season 38. So far, this season has had its ups and downs, but a few hosts have managed to shine. Let’s take a look back at some of this season's most memorable hosts.
10. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was new to hosting, but managed to deliver a humorous monologue with Andy Samberg, Cameron Diaz, and Jerry Seinfeld in a Voice parody.
9. Daniel Craig channeled his James Bond character and had some memorable 007 spoofs.
8. Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt stripped down on Saturday Night Live when he reminisced about his favorite summer film Magic Mike.
7. Before Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards, he sharpened his hosting skills on SNL with a catchy monologue showcasing his voicing talents.
6. Christoph Waltz was a memorable SNL host with highlights such as the “What Have You Become” game show sketch and the “Djesus Uncrossed” Quentin Tarantino spoof.
5. Jennifer Lawrence swept the award shows this season for Silver Linings Playbook, but she delivered the laughs on SNL for her role as Katniss in the Hunger Games.
4. Action-star Jeremy Renner showed off his musical talents when he belted out movie songs in his SNL monologue and entertained the audience with an Avengers spoof.
3. Anne Hathaway won the Academy Award for her performance as Fantine in Les Miserables and showed off her singing chops in her monologue.
2. Justin Timberlake was probably the most eagerly anticipated host of the season and he did not disappoint. The star-studded episode was filled with nostalgic sketches, including a “five-timer’s” monologue with Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, and Candice Bergen.
1. Hands down the best host of the 2012-2013 season was Martin Short. Short had the audience bursting out in laughter when he was joined by musical guest Paul McCartney in a sketch about auditioning for a community center’s holiday pageant.