Jmunney’s Saturday Night Live Season 39 Host and Musical Guest Predictions Scorecard

With season 40 of Saturday Night Live just a couple weeks away, I am taking a look back at season 39 to get myself back in the Studio 8H mindset. My predictions for last year’s hosts started out fairly strong, as I identified 5 of the first 7. But thereafter it was rather disastrous, as I only hit on 3 of the final 14, for a final tally of 8/21. Oddly enough, I fared better with the musical guests (10/21), which are typically harder to gauge than the hosts. It helped that I kept predicting my ultimate dream musical guest St. Vincent year after year and that she was finally booked last season.

SNL Hosts I Correctly Predicted:
Tina Fey
Miley Cyrus
Bruce Willis
Kerry Washington
Josh Hutcherson
Lena Dunham
Andrew Garfield
Andy Samberg

SNL Musical Guests I Correctly Predicted:
Arcade Fire
Miley Cyrus
Katy Perry
Janelle Monáe
Lady GaGa
Kings of Leon
Imagine Dragons
St. Vincent

SNL Hosts I Missed:
Edward Norton
Lady GaGa
Paul Rudd
John Goodman
Jimmy Fallon
Jonah Hill
Melissa McCarthy
Jim Parsons
Louis C.K.
Anna Kendrick
Seth Rogen
Charlize Theron

SNL Musical Guests I Missed:
One Direction
Justin Timberlake
The National
Sam Smith
Pharrell Williams
Ed Sheeran
The Black Keys

Jeff Malone is a voracious entertainment consumer and entertainment creator. He currently resides in New York City, where he is working on a Master’s in Media Studies at The New School. In addition to his pieces on, you can check out his blog (, where he provides regular coverage of Community and Saturday Night Live, as well as other television, film, music, and the rest of pop culture.