Congratulations are in order for our favorite comedian!
Yesterday (March 11), the NAACP announced that legendary film icon and two-time Image Award recipient Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame during this year’s ceremony.
The Hall of Fame Award will be presented by Eddie Murphy’s long-time friend and collaborator Arsenio Hall. The two recently just teamed up for the sequel to their hit film, “Coming to America,” so it’s only right that he’s the one to do the honors!
The Hall of Fame Award is given to pioneers whose influence shapes their profession for years to come. For over 40 years, Eddie Murphy has kept us laughing. His stand-up career began as a teen and ultimately landed him on the cast of “Saturday Night Live.”
Eddie Murphy made his film debut in the box-office hit “48 Hours” and went on to star in more than 70 films including fan favorites like “Harlem Nights,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Shrek,” and “Dr. Dolittle.”
“We are honored to celebrate one of the most influential comedic geniuses in the entertainment industry and an individual who has inspired a generation of Black talent,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO in a news release. “To this day, Eddie Murphy’s work continues to bring joy and laughter to individuals around the world, and he is an amazing example of Black excellence, creativity, and artistry.”
We love to see Eddie Murphy get his flowers, talk about well-deserved!
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