THE AMAZING-SPIDERMAN's Andrew Garfield Hosts SNL Tonight

THE AMAZING-SPIDERMAN's Andrew Garfield Hosts SNL Tonight

Andrew Garfield will be hosting Saturday Night Live tonight, May 3rd. The night will also feature the band Coldplay, who will be making their fifth appearance on the show.

Garfield received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for his breakout performance as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network. His other film credits include Lions for Lambs, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and Never Let Me Go. TV credits include Doctor Who, Freezing, Bash, Red Riding. Garfield has appeared on stage in England with the Royal National Theatre, Soho Theatre Company and Manchester Royal Exchange. In 2012 he erned a Tony nomination for his performance in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. He currently leads the Spider-Man franchise. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 premieres the same weekend he is to host SNL.

Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: "In Defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.

The program has won 40 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 171 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.

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