Eddie Murphy To Receive Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award

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Eddie Murphy To Receive Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award
Just who will receive the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award this year? It’s Gumby, dammit! Well, Eddie Murphy, to be exact, as the veteran comic and actor’s resurgence continues.

The Saturday Night Live alum and Oscar-nominated actor will be feted for his extraordinary roles over the years, most recently his portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, for which he is up for Best Actor at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards and the 77th Golden Globes.

The Critics’ Choice Association notes that Murphy is the most commercially successful African-American actor in movie business history and one of the top-five box-office performers overall. He is on the short list of actors who have starred in multiple $100 million pictures during the past three decades, from Beverly Hills Cop to Daddy Day Care. Some of his other most beloved hits include 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Coming to America,
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