Eddie Murphy Wins His 1st Emmy for ‘Saturday Night Live’

40 years ago, Eddie Murphy received his first Emmy nominations for ‘Saturday Night Live’ and 40 years later, he received his first Emmy, for ‘Saturday Night Live’. Life does compete its full circle after all! The star was presented with Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Show at Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

SNL was the show that made him an overnight star. And, the episode marked his first return to the show in 35 years. The hosting gig was quite an anticipated one and the award for the same makes everything even better. During his gig, he returned along with some of his most iconic characters – Buckwheat, Gumby, damn it!, and Mister Robinson.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Eddie Murphy” Episode 1777 — Pictured: Host Eddie Murphy as Mr. Robinson during the “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood” Sketch on Saturday, December 21, 2019 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)

When he returned to SNL, Murphy said that he had the feeling like someone has when they return to high-school. He said that he believes that SNL was a big part of his life and legacy. He wanted to come back once to again to where he started from. He wanted to be funny there and have some fun.

Murphy was one of the most integral members of SNL back in the 1980s. He earned his nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy in 1983 for a sketch he performed. Before appearing on SNL recently, he had only appeared on the show once.

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