Octavia Spencer, Scarlett Johansson to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

Spencer will make her hosting debut, while Johansson will join the five-timers club.
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Octavia Spencer is adding another title to her résumé.

The Oscar winner, who is also nominated a second time for Hidden Figures, will host Saturday Night Live for the first time next month, NBC announced Thursday.

Spencer will host on March 4, joined by first-time musical guest Father John Misty.

Additionally, Scarlett Johansson has been tapped for a return as host. The Ghost in the Shell actress will join the five-timers club when she visits Studio 8H on March 11. Musical guest Lorde will perform. Other members of the five-timers club include Tom Hanks, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, who just hosted for the record-breaking 17th time. The only other female members are Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore and Candice Bergen.

For Spencer, the hosting gig comes after Hidden Figures' success at the box office. The historical drama has grossed more than $145 million at the domestic box office thus far, in addition to its Screen Actors Guild award win for best film ensemble. It is also up for the best picture Oscar at Sunday's ceremony.

 

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