Eddie Murphy Wins His First Emmy Award

Eddie Murphy just achieved a huge milestone in his career after winning his first Emmy for hosting Saturday Night Live!

The actor took the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremony for his long-awaited return to the show in December. The episode marked his first SNL hosting gig in 35 years, and one of his few return appearances to the show that made him a star. 

Of course, he brought back some of his most memorable SNL characters on the episode, including Buckwheat, Mister Robinson, and Gumby, damn it!

While he was not there to accept the award, his acceptance speech was later shared in a tweet. 

“Thank you to everybody at the Emmys. Thank you so much for giving me an Emmy,” Eddy said. “I don’t have an Emmy. This is 40 years since I started Saturday Night Live. This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much. I want to thank Lorne Michaels for putting this whole thing together and making this happen. And I want to thank the cast and the writers and the crew at SNL. This was 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. And thank you to everybody for giving me an Emmy.”