To continue his hell of a comeback, Eddie Murphy’s copping the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Critics Chice Association. Because, legend. Deets inside.
Fresh off closing out this “SNL” season with high ratings as first time host upon returning for the first time in over 30 years, Eddie Murphy’s still living his best life. He’s got award nominations out the wazoo for his role as Rudy Ray More in Dolemite, he wrapped Coming To America 2, announced an upcoming tour, and united all 10 of his kids for his “SNL” return – dude is on a roll.
Now, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today that the film icon will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The organization said in its press release they are celebrating Murphy the comedian “for his extraordinary roles over the years, most recently his brilliant portrayal of the legendary Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, for which he is nominated for Best Actor.”
Naming him “the most commercially successful African American actor in the history of the motion picture busines,” the CCA says:
Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African American actor in the history of the motion picture business and is one of the industry’s top-five box-office performers overall. Murphy is on the very short list of actors who have starred in multiple $100 million pictures over the past three decades, from Beverly Hills Cop to Daddy Day Care. Some of his other most beloved hits include 48 Hours, Trading Places, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, The Distinguished Gentleman, Bowfinger, The Nutty Professor and Shrek.
Not mad at that.
The star-studded gala – hosted by film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs once again – goes down live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET .
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