In one of the sketch comedy show's best impression showcases, almost the entire cast -- as well as host Matt Damon -- turned out to do their best celebrity impressions as they auditioned to serve as host.
"The search for a new host begins," the sketch's voice-over announcer intoned, introducing the faux screen tests. "Who will risk everything for the chance to gain nothing?"
Among the most impressive impressions were Damon's pitch-perfect imitations of Chris Hemsworth and Matthew McConaughey, as well as Aidy Bryant's take on Nanette comic Hannah Gadsby (and later Roseanne Barr) and Pete Davidson's brilliantly low-energy impersonation of Rami Malek.
"Controversy, bro. Like, you know what I'm saying? I'm trying to stay way out of it. Best Actor? What about Best Human, bro, huh?" Redd's West ranted, before alluding to Hart's recent controversy, declaring, "My Twitter's never been a problem. Scroll it!"
Kate McKinnon also showed off her incredible Ellen DeGeneres impression to make some less-than-veiled references to Hart's twitter controversy as well.
"Sure, I'll host the Oscars. I haven't done anything controversial in my life!" McKinnon's DeGeneres said, smiling. "Except for being gay. But people like that now. Except for the guy that was supposed to host."