EDDIE MURPHY HAS A TWISTED PLAN IF HE EVER WINS AN HONORARY OSCAR
ddie Murphy has a plan, and it involves a sky-blue tuxedo and a horrified Oscar crowd.
In a recent podcast chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy spoke candidly about his lack of an Academy Award, revealing that he’s not too bothered about it because “eventually they’re gonna have to give me that shit,” he joked.
“I’ll wait, ’cause I’m pretty healthy,” he continued, adding that he already has a nice spot on his table picked out for when he does eventually win an Oscar. However, he’d really rather not wait until he’s an old man who’s resigned to scooping up an honorary award.
If the Academy makes Murphy wait that long, he’s got a pretty twisted idea of how he’ll accept it: “If y’all wait ’til I’m 85, 90, I’m gonna come out a 90-year-old dude, in a sky-blue tuxedo - there’s a reason why it’s sky blue - and I’m gonna walk out and when they give me the award and they hand it to me, I’m just gonna stand there and just urinate on myself in front of the world, the whole world, and just stand there,” he said. “And then they’re gonna have to play that music and then they’ll have to usher me off. And that’s gonna be my moment.”
The actor, who recently took a five-year break from movies, adds on a slightly more serious note that he doesn’t dwell too much on his 2007 loss to Alan Arkin. That year, Murphy seemed like a guaranteed winner in the best-supportingactor category for his superb performance in Dreamgirls. He had already won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award; he was generally the top contender on every prediction list. But the win never came. Instead, Arkin scooped up the golden statue for his role in indie breakout Little Miss Sunshine, dashing Murphy’s dreams and effectively coining the mythical Norbit effect—the theory that actors can lose Oscar voters if they make a critical flop that’s
Eddie Murphy attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ Getty Images)