Funny man Eddie Murphy may not have featured in any recent box office hits but fans of comedy will no doubt remember him for his older works. He ruled the comedy film genre and in fact comedy as a whole in his prime.
He utilized his trademark chuckle, wide-eyed smile, endless wisecracks and his great impersonations to make himself unforgettable. He gave us great performances in films like ‘Coming to America’, ‘A Thousand words’, ‘Doctor Dolittle’ and ‘The Nutty Professor’.
He also voiced the hilarious donkey character in the ‘Shrek’ animations. There is also, of course, his all-time great stand-up comedy concerts which were tagged Delirious.
In the course of his career, Eddie Murphy walked away with numerous awards including; a Golden Globe in 2007 for Best Supporting Actor for the film Dreamgirls, A Grammy Award in 1984 for Best Comedy Album, and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015.
Now Eddie Murphy is set to be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards. The ceremony, which will be hosted by James Corden, will happen November 6 at the Beverly Hilton.
The Dick Clark Production CEO, Allen Shapiro, said;
“Eddie Murphy has had a spectacular career as a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director, spanning more than 35 years, …We look forward to honoring his extraordinary body of work.”
The Hollywood Film Awards recognizes artists in a variety of roles within the entertainment industry, including acting, directing, cinematography, visual effects, costume design, editing, sound and makeup and hairstyling.
Past recipients of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award include Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Keaton and Robin Williams, among others and the award is celebrating its 20th year.
Murphy’s latest work is in the drama Mr. Church which was directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Susan McMartin, it opened September 22 in the US.