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"Live from New York, it's Oscar night?" Since Saturday Night Live's premiere episode in 1975, hundreds of talented actors, writers, directors, and musicians have walked through the halls of Studio 8H. Only a small percentage of those creatives have been nominated for an Oscar, and only two of those nominees have won the award.
No former cast member has won an Oscar, though many have been nominated. Kristen Wiig made us laugh as both Gilly and in Bridesmaids. Eddie Murphy crooned on both the show and in Dreamgirls. Fun fact: The SNL season with the most Oscar nominees and winners is 1985-86, with nominations for Randy Quaid, Robert Downey Jr., Joan Cusack, and Howard Shore. Ironically, that season is considered the show's worst by critics and historians.
In 2023, Jenny Slate (who was on the show for one season) was heavily involved in Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, which was nominated in the best animated feature category. However, because of the number of producers who can be nominated per film for the award, she is not an Oscar nominee and therefore not on this list.
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