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Eddie Murphy Won His First-Ever Emmy Award For Hosting Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy Won His First-Ever Emmy Award For Hosting Saturday Night Live
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 02: Eddie Murphy attends Critics' Choice Association's Celebration of Black Cinema at Landmark Annex on December 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Niche Imports)

Eddie Murphy had a taste of success as he won his first-ever Primetime Emmy Sunday. He was nominated in the category of Guest Actor Comedy. Murphy won the prize for hosting NBC sketch comedy series.

Eddie Murphy Was Nominated 5 Times Earlier But Hadn’t Won So Far.

Although he has been nominated five times earlier, he hadn’t won so far. Now, he can finally relax and savour the joy of winning the award.

Since the Creative Arts Emmys were held virtually because of the pandemic, he received the prize in a pre-recorded video.

Thank you to everybody at theΒ Emmys. Thank you so much for giving me an Emmy. I don’t have an Emmy. It’s been 40 years since I startedΒ Saturday Night Live.Β This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much,” said Eddie in his speech.

He Thanked The Entire Cast Of Saturday Night Live In His Speech

Murphy further paid credits to the writers, crew and the cast of SNL. He especially thanked the creator of Saturday Night Live for allowing him to be a part of the show. Murphy also mentioned that the show was very special to him and went as smoothly as he expected. He concluded by saying “I’m still floating from it.” “And thank you to everybody for giving me an Emmy.”

Murphy Defeated Some Well Known Names Such As Brad Pitt And Adam Driver

Eddie made his performance very interested when he came back to the show on December 21, 2019. He replicated various characters from his most unforgettable moments on Saturday Night Live.

They included Buckwheat, Gumby, Mr Robbinson. Names of Dave Chapelle, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock and Kenan Thompson also came out in his wonderful opening monologue.

Murphy won the prize by defeating Brad Pitt and Adam Driver. Brad and Adam were also nominated for guest hosting some of the episodes of SNL. Other nominees include Modern Love’s Dev Patel, Β The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’s Luke Kirby and Modern Family’sΒ Fred Willard.

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