Eddie Murphy Plots Towards Winning His First Oscar
Eddie Murphy has been in the acting world for 35 years now. The actor is well known for his roles in Dr. Dolittle, The Nutty Professor, The Beverly Hills Cop series, Coming To America, Mulan, Shrek, Daddy Daycare, Dreamgirls, and Norbit, to name a few. With an astonishing career dating so far back in time, you would think the actor has earned every award he could ever receive, plaqued or stationed in a secure spot in his home, but he reveals there’s only one missing.
Murphy has been nominated for an Oscar in the past, but when it comes time to unseal the envelope, he has always lost to a running mate. Although, he still remains hopeful that one day the award will be his. If not this year, next year, or five years from now, he’s sure he still has the opportunity to get his hands on one, and he’s letting them know from now that his experience on the stage will be more epic, the longer they make him wait.
“I have a table all ready where it would look great,” he told Hollywood Reporter.”I’ll wait because I’m pretty healthy, I’m gonna be around for a while and if I don’t get it then eventually, when I’m 90 — what’s the one they give you just because you’ve been in the business so long? [An honorary Oscar.] Eventually they’re gonna have to give me that sh*t — I already did 35 years in movies, eventually y’all gonna have to give me something. And if y’all wait til I’m 85, 90, I’m gonna come out a 90-year-old dude, in a sky-blue tuxedo — there’s a reason why it’s sky blue — and I’m gonna walk out and when they give me the award and they hand it to me, I’m just gonna stand there and urinate on myself in front of the world — the whole world — and just stand there. And then they’re gonna have to play that music and then they’ll have to usher me off. That’s gonna be my moment. Don’t make me wait!”