Eddie Murphy Quotes Will Smith Slap Moment in Golden Globe Speech

He went there! As Eddie Murphy was honored with the celebrated Cecil B. DeMille Award on the eightieth Golden Globe Awards, he addressed Will Smith’s now-infamous Oscars slap.

“That is very good,” Murphy, 61, mentioned through the broadcast, earlier than shouting out fiancée Paige Butcher and his 10 youngsters on Tuesday, January 10. “I’ve been in present enterprise for 46 years and I’ve been within the film enterprise for 41 years.”

The Daddy Day Care actor went on to supply Hollywood newbies just a few pointers that he’s realized by means of the years. “I need to let there’s a definitive blueprint that you may comply with to realize success, prosperity, longevity and peace of thoughts,” Murphy mentioned. “It’s a blueprint [that] I adopted my entire life. It’s quite simple. There’s three issues, you simply do these items: Pay your taxes, thoughts your corporation and hold Will Smith’s spouse’s title out your f—king mouth.”

The room then erupted in laughter and applause.

The 53-year-old Emancipation star made headlines on the Academy Awards final yr when he smacked presenter Chris Rock throughout the face for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. (Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia and has been vocal about her hair loss.) Whereas Smith finally apologized for his actions, he was banned from future Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences occasions for 10 years.


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Murphy, for his half, earned the celebrated Cecil B. DeMille Award throughout Tuesday’s present in honor of his prolonged contributions to leisure.

“We’re honored to current this yr’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to the long-lasting and extremely esteemed Mr. Eddie Murphy,” Helen Hoehne, the present HFPA president, mentioned in an announcement on the time. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating the lasting affect on movie and tv that his profession – in entrance of and behind the digital camera — has had by means of the a long time.”

The Cecil B. DeMille Award is a particular Golden Globe, which is given to 1 recipient through the present. Earlier honorees embody Jane Fonda, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn and Steven Spielberg. Murphy’s honor marks the primary time in two years that the Cecil B. DeMille Award will probably be offered. There was not an honoree named throughout 2022 awards present because the celebrities, media and business executives boycotted the Golden Globes over issues about range and the HFPA’s accountability.

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Chris Rock and Will Smith through the 94th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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Murphy, for his half, rose to fame within the 1982 film 48 Hrs., shortly earlier than touchdown blockbuster roles within the Beverly Hills Cop franchise and a recurring gig on Saturday Night time Reside. The New York native received his first Golden Globe in 2007 for his character of James Early in Dreamgirls after 4 earlier nominations. He later earned a Finest Actor in a Movement Image — Musical or Comedy nod in 2020 for his function in Dolemite Is My Title.

“I’ve been making films for nearly 40 years, and each few years once I do a film, they are saying I’m coming again,” Murphy advised IndieWire in December 2019 of his spectacular profession. “I’m like, ‘OK that’s the way you need to spin it.’ I’ve been making films for nearly 40 years. And my films have made a lot cash. The entire comeback and stuff, you’ll be able to’t actually say that.”

He added on the time: “I by no means chase a trophy. However when your stuff will get properly acquired to the purpose that there’s even dialogue about supplying you with a trophy, that’s an excellent factor. It’s an important feeling as a result of most films don’t work. Most TV exhibits don’t work. Most data don’t work. Success is the exception, not the rule. And once they need to offer you an Oscar, or once they even have that dialog, that’s an excellent feeling as a result of that simply exhibits you the way a lot folks preferred it.”

Murphy, who has but to win an Academy Award, was beforehand nominated in 2007 for his Dreamgirls function.