Monday, 21 September 2020 08:33

Eddie Murphy Bags His First Emmy Award for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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Eddie Murphy has now earned his first 37-year Emmy award since bagging his first nomination for Emmy.


At Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys event, the 59-year-old American actor received the award for Best Guest Role in a Comedy Film.


Back in December Murphy won the reward for his performance as host of "Saturday Night Live broadcast." The episode marked 35 years into his first SNL hosting gig.

For Murphy, nominated alongside Fred Willard (Modern Family), Adam Driver (Saturday Night Live), Dev Patel (Modern Love), Brad Pitt (Saturday Night Live), and Luke Kirby (The Magnificent Mrs. Maisel), this was the fifth Emmys nomination and first win.


Murphy did not receive the award at the ceremony, however after his win the Television Academy posted his acceptance speech via Twitter.

"Thank you to everybody at the Emmys. Thank you so much for giving me an Emmy," a beaming Murphy said. "I don't have an Emmy. This is 40 years since I started Saturday Night Live. This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much. I want to thank Lorne Michaels for putting this whole thing together and making this happen. And I want to thank the cast and the writers and the crew at SNL. This was a very very special thing for me to come back and have the show turn out the way it did. I'm still floating from it. And thank you to everybody for giving me an Emmy."

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