Eddie Murphy wins his first Emmy of his career.
The comedian and actor received the honor for his ‘Saturday Night Live’ return 40 years after his first appearance on the comedy sketch show in 1984. “His first appearance was is 1980.”
“The comedian — who reprised some of his classic characters, including Gumby and Buckwheat, for his Emmy-winning episode of the late-night TV show in December — laughed and thanked “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels during a short videotaped acceptance speech.”
Murphy posted his acceptance speech for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series via Twitter.
Check out Eddie Murphy’s #Emmy acceptance speech for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for @nbcsnl. Congrats again, Eddie! pic.twitter.com/o2Tuptr8HV
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 20, 2020
“This is 40 years since I started ‘Saturday Night Live.’ This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much,’’ Murphy, 59, said.
“This is 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,” the actor said.
Congratulations Eddie Murphy!
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