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Eddie Murphy of 'Coming 2 America' to Receive Career Achievement Award from Critics Choice Association

Bettina Dizon
Nov 25, 2019
06:20 P.M.
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Eddie Murphy is among the individuals who will be honored at the Celebration of Black Cinema, with a Career Achievement Award.

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Eddie Murphy has made a name for himself in the film and television industry as one of the acclaimed actors of his time, especially in the genre of comedy.

RECOGNIZING EDDIE MURPHY

On December 2, the comedian will receive the Career Achievement Award, along with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nia Long, and director Kasi Lemmons.

Eddie Murphy at SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations with "Mr. Church" at SAG Foundation Actors Center. | Source: Getty Images

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Among the works of the actor, his portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name” was highlighted.

His performance in the film showcased black artists trying to find ways to reach their audience to share their stories.

Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only." | Source: Getty Images

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Recently, Paramount Pictures announced a sequel that will hit the big screen in August of 2020, with Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield in charge.

Ejiofor will be recognized for the film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” which he wrote, directed, and starred, Long will be honored for her portrayal as Eunice Garrett in “The Banker,” and Lemmons for directing “Harriet.”

CELEBRATION OF BLACK CINEMA

The Critics Choice Awards (CCA) will present the awards at the Celebration of Black Cinema to recognize men of color and women who have been successful in their respective fields.

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Eddie Murphy appears as a guest on the set of the "Oprah Winfrey Show." | Source: Getty Images

The event, which is set to take place in the new Landmark Annex in the Landmark Theater complex, is set to bring honor to many professionals who have outstanding achievements in the industry this year.

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It is also a celebration of the centennial anniversary of “The Homesteader,” a film directed by the first African American to create a feature-length movie, Oscar Micheaux. CCA CEO Joey Berlin said:

“It is a privilege to honor Eddie Murphy, Kasi Lemmons Nia Long, and Chiwetel Ejiofor for their remarkable work this year and throughout their careers. Each in their own way.”

Eddie Murphy attends the debut gallery opening of artist Bria Murphy's "Subconscious" benefiting the Pets for Life Program. | Source: Getty Images

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MURPHY’S CAREER

Murphy has been in the industry for quite some time with his pivoting point towards stardom was starring in the film “Coming to America.”

Recently, Paramount Pictures announced a sequel that will hit the big screen in August of 2020, with Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield in charge.

Eddie Murphy attends 'Brett Ratner honored with star on the on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.' | Source: Getty Images

Both professionals were behind the screenplay in the original 1988 movie and are perfect to come up with the continuation.

Although there is no news about the cast, Murphy is most likely going to reprise the role of Prince Akeem, who once escaped an arranged marriage in Africa.

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