Emmy Flashback: Eddie Murphy '83
By ROBERT PACE
August 28, 2012
Eddie Murphy is known for his various comedic film roles, but he was once an Emmy-nominated TV actor for his work on Saturday Night Live.
In this flashback of the 1983 Emmys, which Murphy hosted alongside Joan Rivers, the then-22-year-old comedian and actor addresses the press after the show, and stays true to his jocular self.
When asked about his favorite part of the evening, Murphy jokes about losing the award for which he was nominated (Best Supporting Actor), which was granted to Christopher Lloyd for Taxi.
Despite the excitement of being nominated for an Emmy, he reveals has his sights set on acting solely in feature films and has no intention of acting on television any longer--a vow that he kept, excluding a few voice roles he has done over the years for animated shows and specials.
Check out the full flashback above to hear Murphy's humorous remarks to the media as he exits the pressroom.