Fresh off the success of Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Critics Choice Awards.
The CCA says, “Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African American actor in the history of the motion picture business and is one of the industry’s top-five box-office performers overall. Murphy is on the very short list of actors who have starred in multiple $100 million pictures over the past three decades, from Beverly Hills Cop to Daddy Day Care. Some of his other most beloved hits include 48 Hours, Trading Places, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, The Distinguished Gentleman, Bowfinger, The Nutty Professor and Shrek.”
In 2007, Murphy received the Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls. He also was nominated for an Oscar for the role.
He will next be seen in the highly-anticipated Coming to America sequel, Coming 2 America.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by Taye Diggs and will air Sunday, Jan. 12 on The CW. Other nominees and nominations include OWN’s David Makes Man, Netflix’s When They See Us, Regina King in Watchmen and Zendaya in Euphoria.
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