Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

- Eddie Murphy won an Emmy Award for his work on Saturday Night Live

- The Hollywood star and comedian returned to the show in December 2019, 40 years after his first appearance in 1980

- Murphy's Emmy was for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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Hollywood actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy, was among the stars that shone brightly at the recently concluded Emmy Awards which took place virtually and was aired on the Academy's official website.

The Coming To America star finally won an Emmy award for his work on Saturday Night Live. This comes 40 years after his first appearance on the show.

The 2019 December episode was the first time Murphy had appeared on SNL since 1984. His first appearance was in 1980.

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Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return
Eddie Murphy expressed joy over his Emmy win. Photo credit: @TelevisionAcad
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The 59-year-old who won the award for guest actor in a comedy series, thanked the creator, Lorne Michaels, during a short videotaped acceptance speech.

“This is 40 years since I started ‘Saturday Night Live.’ This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much. This is a very, very special thing for me, to come back and have the show turn out the way it did. I’m still floating from it."

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Meanwhile, congratulations are in order for former Disney star, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman as she recently made history becoming an Emmy winner - her first-ever.

The 24-year-old star who won the award for her role in HBO's Euphoria beat out acclaimed actresses like Jennifer Aniston among others becoming the youngest to win best lead actress in a drama.

Zendaya made history with this win, not only for becoming the youngest-ever Emmy winner in the category but also for being the second-ever black woman to win the category.

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These Nigerian-born Hollywood actresses stole the spotlight at the recently concluded Emmy Awards. Orange Is The New Black star, Uzo, snagged her third career Emmy Award for her role in Mrs America.

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