When Eddie Murphy gets up on stage and grabs a microphone, you wouldn’t expect anything less than the audience rolling on the floor laughing with what comes out of his mouth. And that was what happened Monday night at the Landmark Theaters Annex in Los Angeles as Murphy was honored with the Career Achievement Award at the Celebration of Black Cinema event presented by the Critics Choice Association.
The event also celebrated three other honorees, Nia Long, Kasi Lemmons and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and paid homage to more than a century of black cinema and one of its groundbreaking creators, Oscar Micheaux.
TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin took in the proceedings and filed a full report — including a few of Murphy’s most outrageous lines. Click here to get caught up.