Ariana DeBose’s year is off to a great start! Earlier this month, she won her first Golden Globe award for: West Side Story. And now, a week later, the 30-year-old star made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut. “Now not many people know this, but… West Side Story is actually based on another classic tale of star-crossed lovers,” she joked during her opening monologue. “90 day fiance.” During the second half, DeBose sang a classic West Side Story songs, including “Tonight” and “I Feel Pretty,” with the help of none other than Kate McKinnon.
All night long, DeBose’s range was on full display, from making us laugh as press secretary to New York’s newly elected mayor Eric Adams to spoofing The sound of music. Check out her best SNL moments ahead!