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Eddie Murphy is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

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Eddie Murphy is set to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

On Monday, the Critics’ Choice Association has announced that the popular actor will be honored with the award for his outstanding four-year career.

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“The Critics’ Choice Association (CCA) has announced today [Dec. 30] the film icon Eddie Murphy will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Murphy will be honored for his extraordinary roles, over the years, most recently with his brilliant portrayal of the legendary Rudy Ray Moore’s in Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name,” for which he was nominated for Best Actor,” the CCA wrote in their official statement.

“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. It is on the very short list of some of the actors who are starring in the lead role in the multiple $100 million pictures over the past three decades, from “Beverly Hills Cop” and ” Daddy Day Care,” the statement continued.

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In this image released by Netflix shows Eddie Murphy in a scene from “Dolemite Is My Name.” On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at the latest, and the film was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for best comedy film, and Murphy was nominated for best actor in a motion picture-comedy for his role in the film.
(Francois Duhamel/Netflix via AP)

Most recently, Murphy has been lauded for his portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in the “Dolemite Is My Name,” which was released in the month of November.

In addition to Murphy’s headline-making role in the new Netflix original, the 58-year-old made his long-awaited return to “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month, after 35 years of age. His appearance made headlines when he took the time to poke fun at controversial former comedian and a convicted sex offender, Bill Cosby.

“If you would have told me 30 years ago that I was such a boring, stay-at-home-home dad, and Bill Cosby should be in jail… I would have taken that bet,” Murphy said. “Who is America’s father?”

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The house originally rose to prominence as a cast member on “SNL” from 1980 to 1984, but distanced themselves from the comedian David Spade made a joke about his movie career in 1995 and say: “Look, children, a falling star!” Rolling Stone magazine reported.

It is currently set to appear in “Coming 2 America” by 2020, the follow-up to 1988’s “Coming to America” in which he played the role of a rich African prince.

Fox News’ David Aaro Past He has contributed to the present report.

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