Eddie Murphy, known not only for his acting skills but also for his entertaining on-screen transformations into titles including Coming to America and The hazelnut professor, will receive the Distinguished Artisan distinction at the 8th annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Awards.
The MUAHS Award will celebrate Murphy and his versatile four-decade career on screen and television. Arsenio Hall will present his Coming 2 America co-star with the award at the virtual ceremony on Saturday April 3.
The Guild Distinguished Craftsman Award is presented annually to those whose work in the film and television industry has been enriched by the constant collaboration between makeup and the art of hairdressing, creating characters memorable throughout their career. Previous recipients include Sir Patrick Stewart, Melissa McCarthy, Gary Oldman, Johnny Depp, Ryan Murphy and Guillermo del Toro.
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“From The Nutty Professor to Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy is a legendary actor whose myriad of characters live on in our hearts forever. He skillfully created memorable personalities in many award-winning films, often portraying multiple characters in the same film. This award recognizes all the hours he has spent in the makeup chair collaborating with our talented and innovative makeup artists and hairstylists, and we celebrate these great relationships and Eddie’s tremendous talents, ”said Julie Socash, President of the ‘IATSE Local 706.
Murphy recently morphed into legendary underground comic book personality Rudy Ray Moore for Netflix Dolemite is my name, for which he received Best Actor nominations at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Association. In September, Murphy landed his first career Primetime Emmy Four Outstanding Guest Actor Comedy Series when he returned to host. Saturday Night Live.
In 2007, Murphy received rave reviews and rave reviews for his portrayal of James “Thunder” Early in the Dreamworks film Dreamgirls, a performance that won him the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best. supporting role in a Motion Picture, and earned him his first Oscar nomination in the same category.
The actor, whose credits also include Beverly Hills cop Shrek, Mr. Dolittle, Haunted house and Norbit, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2007 for his Dream girls performance as James “Thunder” Early.
Oscar and Emmy winner Matthew Mungle will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. The 8th Annual Awards Gala is produced by IngleDodd Media and Erick Weiss / Honeysweet Creative.