ED­DIE MUR­PHY HAS A TWISTED PLAN IF HE EVER WINS AN HON­ORARY OS­CAR

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

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)

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