Octavia Spencer Makes Her Debut Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'

Octavia Spencer Makes Her Debut Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'

She even hilariously mocks "Hidden Fences."

Published March 5th

Octavia Spencer achieved a new career milestone last night (Mar. 4).

The Hidden Figures actress made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, using the opportunity to joke about America's confusion over its Black films.

During her opening monologue on the NBC staple, Spencer quipped about how Hidden Figures has been repeatedly confused for Fences, while also commenting on the Oscar's unforgettable mistake of announcing La La Land as this year's Best Picture, when in fact the coveted award went to Moonlight.

"People have been so kind to me about that movie," she says during her appearance hosting the show. "So many people have been coming up to me, saying, ‘I love Hidden Fences!’"

Later on in her opening monologue, she also proposes an easy solution for the media to keep track of all of the Black Oscar-nominated movies, suggesting that we mash 'em all into one mega-film.

"I get it, I get it," Spencer continues. "There were three Black movies at the Oscars this year. And that’s a lot for America."

"If you’re gonna get confused anyway, I thought I might as well make some money off it," the actress jokingly concludes. "So, that’s why I produced Hidden Fence Light. It’s the story of three Black women who send an introspective gay boy to build a fence on the moon."

Zing! Take a look at Octavia Spencer hosting SNL for the first time in the clips below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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