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Entertainment Eddie Murphy Scores First Primetime Emmy Win In Guest Actor Comedy Series Category For Hosting ‘SNL’ – Updated

10:36  20 september  2020
10:36  20 september  2020 Source:   deadline.com

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UPDATED , Saturday 8:24PM: It turns out Eddie Murphy did have an acceptance speech which he pre-recorded for his Guest Actor in a Comedy Series PREVIOUS, Saturday 5:13PM: Following five nominations throughout his career, Eddie Murphy finally hooked his first Primetime Emmy win for

Saturday Night Live . The actor took the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony for his long-awaited return to Studio 8H in December. The episode marked Murphy 's first SNL hosting gig in 35 years, and one of his few return appearances

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UPDATED, Saturday 8:24PM: It turns out Eddie Murphy did have an acceptance speech which he pre-recorded for his Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy win tonight; the telecast didn’t air it. Here it is below from the Television Academy’s Twitter feed.

Says Murphy below, “Thank you to everybody at the Emmys. Thank you so much for giving me an Emmy. 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, 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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Eddie scored his first Emmy ever -- yep, hard to believe, but true. This time around he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on " Saturday Check out Eddie Murphy 's # Emmy acceptance speech for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for @nbcsnl.

Eddie Murphy is celebrating a career milestone after winning his first ever Emmy for his Saturday Night Live cameo last year. The Nutty Professor star scooped the Creative Arts Emmy Award for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for hosting the sketch show in December 2019.

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PREVIOUS, Saturday 5:13PM: Following five nominations throughout his career, Eddie Murphy finally hooked his first Primetime Emmy win for hosting Saturday Night Live in the Guest Actor Comedy Series category.

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This was the fifth Emmys nomination and first win for Murphy , who was nominated alongside Fred Willard (Modern Family), Adam Driver ( Saturday Night Live ), Dev In December, Murphy reprised some of his most iconic SNL characters when he hosted the show for the first time in 35 years.

Eddie Murphy has won his first ever Emmy award for his comeback on Saturday Night Live last Last night (September 19), Murphy won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Murphy , who received an Emmy nomination for his first appearance on SNL almost 40 years ago

Murphy’s appearance last December repped his first time on SNL in 35 years; the NBC latenight sketch series having launched him when he was a young stand-up into the blockbuster star of The Nutty Professor and Beverly Hills Cop and Oscar nominated supporting actor of Dreamgirls.

Murphy won tonight in a very competitive category against Brad Pitt and Adam Driver who were also up for hosting duties on SNL, Fred Willard in Modern Family (in a posthumous nomination), Dev Patel in Amazon’s Modern Love and Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Murphy wasn’t available virtually to accept his first Emmy tonight on the Creative Emmys FXX telecast.

In Murphy’s return to SNL he reprised a number of his famed SNL characters such as Gumby, Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson, and more.

Murphy was previously nominated for Emmys for SNL in 1983 (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety, or Music series), 1984 (Writing in a Variety or Music Program, Outstanding Individual performance in a Variety or Music Program), and in 1999 for The PJs (Outstanding Animated Programming, Hour or Less).


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