- Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Critics' Choice Awards held on Sunday, January 12
- The Coming 2 America star received a standing ovation from the audience
- In his acceptance speech, Eddie said it was a privilege and an honour to be able to make a living as an actor
- According to Eddie, to make your living making people laugh is the highest blessing on earth
- The legendary actor says he has played everything - a cop, a robber, a doctor, different ethnicities and animals
Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Critics' Choice Awards.
The award ceremony was held on Sunday evening, January 12, and hosted by Taye Diggs.
He reminisced on his incredible career which has spanned 40 years.
58-year-old Eddie said it was a blessing to make a living by making people laugh.
Eddie said: "To make your living making people laugh is the highest blessing on earth. I’ve played everything: a cop, a robber, a doctor, different ethnicities, animals.”
He joked: “I’ve been a donkey. I’ve even played a spaceship once. When young actors come up to me on the streets and say, ‘Do you have any advice?’, I say, ‘Never play a spaceship.'”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the nominations for the 2020 Oscar was announced, with Joker leading with 11 nominations, while The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood earned 10 nominations each.
The 2020 Oscar will honour the best films of 2019 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
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