‘Saturday Night Live’: Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z slated for season premiere

"Saturday Night Live" is lining up the star power for its new season. Ryan Gosling will be the host of the season premiere, along with musical guest Jay-Z.

The announcement was made during Thursday night's edition of "Weekend Update," which just wrapped a four-weeklong summer run, and echoed on the show's official Twitter account.

Gosling hosted the show once before in 2015, while Jay-Z has graced the stage three times to date. The actor, who starred in last season's hit movie "La La Land," is next set to appear in "Blade Runner 2049," alongside Harrison Ford, which opens October 6.

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Ryan Gosling during Shannon Elizabeth Launches Animal Avengers Charity at Club Vinyl in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
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CANNES, FRANCE: US actress Sandra Bullock poses for photographers with actor Ryan Gosling as they arrive at the palais des festivals to attend the screening of their film 'Murder by numbers' by Iranian-born director Barbet Schroeder during the 55th Cannes film festival 24 May 2002. The film is presented out of competition. AFP PHOTO FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - MARCH 31: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actors Jena Malone and Ryan Gosling attend the New York Premiere of 'The United States Of Leland' on March 31, 2004 at the Chelsea 9, in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Actress Rachel McAdams (left) and Actor Ryan Gosling accept the award for Best Kiss for The Notebook onstage during the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo By Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Ryan Gosling and sister Mandi Gosling during 71st Annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Arrivals at The Supper Club in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Rachel McAdams (L) and actor Ryan Gosling arrive at the 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 12, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Ryan Gosling 12864_GP_0135.jpg during TNT/TBS Broadcasts 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Ryan Gosling, nominee Best Male Lead for 'Half Nelson' (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Ryan Gosling (center), nominee Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'Half Nelson,' with sister Mandi Gosling and mother Donna Gosling (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Ryan Gosling at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on September 19th, 2007. (PHOTO BY MUNAWAR HOSAIN / FOTOS INTERNATIONAL / GETTY IMAGES) Reproduction by American tabloids is absolutely forbidden by our contracts with all agencies.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 02: Actress Kelli Garner (L) and actor Ryan Gosling arrive at the premiere of MGM's 'Lars And The Real Girl' at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on October 6, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 18: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sugar' held at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center on March 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Actress Faith Wladyka (L) and Actor Ryan Gosling attend the 'Blue Valentine' premiere during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Actors Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams attend the 'Blue Valentine' party at the T-Mobile myTouch Diner at Village at the Yard on January 24, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Variety Studio at Sundance Day 4 on January 25, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
Canadian actor Ryan Gosling and US actress Michelle Williams pose during the photocall of 'Blue Valentine' presented in the Un Certain Regard selection at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2010 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 'Industry In Focus - Blue Valentine' at the American Pavillion during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Ryan Gosling of Dead Man's Bones performs at FYF fest 2010 at Los Angeles State Historic Park on September 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Ryan Gosling arrives at the 'Blue Valentine' screening during AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 6, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 2: Ryan Gosling poses for a photo during a portrait session at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on December 2, 2010. (Photo by Munawar Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images) Reproduction by American tabloids is absolutely forbidden.
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the 'Drive' photocall during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 20, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Actor Ryan Gosling and actress Emma Stone attend the 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' World Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Ryan Gosling on stage prior to 'The Ides Of March' Press Conference during 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4116 -- Pictured: Actor Ryan Gosling during an interview on September 26, 2011 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actors Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 07: Ryan Gosling arrives at the 'Gangster Squad' - Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 7, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Director Ryan Gosling attends the 'Lost River' photocall at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: Russell Crowe, Jack Kilmer and Ryan Gosling are seen on the set of 'The Nice Guys' on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Director Ryan Gosling attends Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Filmmaker: Ryan Gosling, 'Lost River' at Apple Store Soho on April 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Actors Saoirse Ronan (L), winner of the New Hollywood Award for 'Brooklyn', and Ryan Gosling pose in the press room during the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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"Saturday Night Live" has been on a creative roll, fueled by material from current political headlines. Last season saw record ratings for the veteran series, and the show has earned record acclaim from the Television Academy. It topped the list of most nominated series, earning 22 noms along with HBO's "Westworld."

Emmy nominee Alec Baldwin also made a return appearance to the final "Weekend Update," as President Donald Trump at a campaign rally. He brought out the Grim Reaper — aka Steve Bannon — for a final "proper" goodbye.

Season 43 of "Saturday Night Live" will premiere on Sept. 30.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Lin-Manuel Miranda' Episode 1706 -- Pictured: Alec Baldwin as Republican Prudential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'VP Debate Cold Open' sketch on October 8, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emily Blunt' Episode 1707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'Debate Cold Open' sketch on October 15, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emily Blunt' Episode 1707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton during the 'Debate Cold Open' sketch on October 15, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emily Blunt' Episode 1707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton during the 'Debate Cold Open' sketch on October 15, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Alex Schaefer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Alex Schaefer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: (l-r) Beck Bennett as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Benedict Cumberbatch' Episode 1709 -- Pictured: (l-r) A Ku Klux Klan member and Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump during the 'Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump Cold Open' sketch on November 5, 2016 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Wiig' Episode 1711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Beck Bennett as Mike Pence during the 'Donald Trump Prepares Cold Open' sketch on November 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Wiig' Episode 1711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Bobby Moynihan as Peter Chocksell during the 'Donald Trump Prepares Cold Open' sketch on November 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Wiig' Episode 1711 -- Pictured: Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during the 'Donald Trump Prepares Cold Open' sketch on November 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Emma Stone' Episode 1712 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, and Beck Bennett as Mike Pence during the 'Classroom Cold Open' sketch on December 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Casey Affleck' Episode 1714 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, and Cecily Strong as Melania Trump during the 'Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open' sketch on December 17, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Casey Affleck' Episode 1714 -- Pictured: (l-r) John Goodman as Rex Tillerson, Beck Bennett as Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during the 'Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open' sketch on December 17, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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