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Eddie Murphy to receive Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement


ABC/Randy HolmesEddie Murphy is being honored for his decades-long career.

The actor will receive the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards next year.

“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,” the Critics Choice website declares in the announcement.  “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.”

Murphy is nominated for Best Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards as well, for his role in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name. He’s also up for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy at the 77th annual Golden Globes, taking place on Sunday.

The Critics’ Choice Awards will be broadcast on The CW on Sunday, January 12 at 7 p.m. ET.

Earlier this month, Murphy returned to SNL for the first time in 35 years, hosting the final episode of 2019.

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