J.K. Simmons, a frontrunner in the Best Supporting Actor category at this year’s Oscars, will host Saturday Night Live on Jan. 31.
The character actor, known for his roles in films like Jason Reitman’s Juno and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series, and on the television series Oz, has received critical acclaim for his recent portrayal of a disturbing, aggressive jazz instructor in the movie Whiplash, earning him awards galore including a nod from the Academy. PEOPLE first reported that he was confirmed to host the long-running sketch comedy show.
Simmons will be joined by musical guest D’Angelo and his band The Vanguard.
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