SNL: Jonah Hill (Almost) Gets His Oscar, Thanks to Tom Hanks
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In case you hadn't heard, Jonah Hill was nominated for an Academy Award for Moneyball and — spoiler alert! — lost to Christopher Plummer. Luckily, it doesn't look like the loss has gone to his head at all, but we can't say the same about the nomination itself.
In a behind-the-scenes video showing Hill's week at Saturday Night Live, Hill seemed to have a bit of an ego problem, as evidenced by his small glasses and large glasses. However, the real laughs came once Hill realized the error of his ways, thanks to a visit from two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. Hanks stopped by to show off his statues (dubbed "Philly" and "Forest") and to share a little Oscar love with Hill:
Hill played very precocious and very outspoken six-year-old Evan Grossman, who was at Benihana to meet his dad's new girlfriend and to celebrate swimming without his floaties:
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In the latest edition of Michigan State's student-run J-Pop America Fun Time Now, Hill portrayed one of the hosts' friends from Jewish summer camp who not only has an affinity for Samurai swords and, coincidentally — or not — has had the most roommate transfers in one school year in the history of MSU. Watch Hill try his best not to break in the scene:
On the eve of the premiere of HBO's Game Change, the real-life subject of the film, Sarah Palin, stopped by "Weekend Update" to defend herself. Unfortunately famed Palin impressionist Tina Fey was "sick" and had to be replaced by Andy Samberg. It's unclear whether Palin should be more offended by HBO's TV movie, or this horrible impression: