Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards

8th Annual MUAHS Awards 2021

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MAKE-UP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTS GUILD AWARDS | 9 D I S T I N G U I S H E D A R T I S A N A W A R D EDDIE MURPHY ACTOR The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild is honored to present award-winning actor Eddie Murphy with the Distinguished Artisan Award, celebrating the prolifi c spectrum of his versatile four-decade acting career on screen and television. From Sherman Klump to Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy has expertly created memorable personalities in numerous award- winning fi lms, often portraying multiple characters in the same fi lm. This award recognizes all the hours that he has spent in the make-up chair collaborating with our talented and innovative make-up artists and hair stylists, and we celebrate these great relationships and Eddie's enormous talents,. Eddie Murphy is the most commercially successful African American actor in the history of the motion picture business, and is one of the industry's top fi ve box-offi ce performers overall. At the tender age of 59, Murphy is on the very short list of actors who have starred in multiple $100 million pictures over the past three decades, from Beverly Hills Cop to Daddy Day Care. Murphy recently reprised his role as Prince Akeem in Coming 2 America. In 2019, he portrayed the legendary underground comic personality Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name from Netfl ix, a performance which garnered him widespread critical acclaim as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical/Comedy, and a Critics Choice Awards nomination for Best Actor. He recently received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his return to his comedy alma mater, Saturday Night Live. In 2007, Murphy portrayed James "Thunder" Early in the DreamWorks fi lm Dreamgirls, a performance which would garner him the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, as well as earning him his fi rst Academy Award nomination in the same category. He voiced Donkey in the Oscar ® -winning animated fi lm Shrek and its sequel, Shrek 2, which is the top-grossing animated fi lm of all time. Murphy won an Annie Award and earned BAFTA and MTV Movie Award nominations for his performance in the fi rst Shrek, and reprised the role of Donkey in the fi nal installment of the hugely successful franchise, Shrek Goes Fourth. Murphy began his career as a stand-up comedian 45 years ago. In 1980, at the age of 19, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. His fi lms have been among the highest-grossing comedies in the industry; they include 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Dr. Dolittle, Coming to America and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. Murphy garnered Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy for his performances in Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places and 48 Hrs. In 1989, Murphy made his directorial debut with Harlem Nights, a period comedy he also wrote and starred in, opposite Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. In addition, Murphy starred in and produced the hit comedy Life, co-starring Martin Lawrence, and starred opposite Steve Martin in the comedy Bowfi nger. He was the voice of Mushu the Dragon in the successful animated epic Mulan. In 1996, Murphy portrayed seven different characters in the worldwide box-offi ce smash The Nutty Professor, for which he received another Golden Globe Award nomination. He added a character to play a total of eight roles in the sequel, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. He also starred in Dr. Dolittle 2, Daddy Day Care, The Haunted Mansion, the romantic comedy Norbit—in which he played three characters, as well as serving as the fi lm's producer and screenwriter, the caper comedy Tower Heist opposite Ben Stiller, and the drama Mr. Church. Eddie Murphy in (from left): Coming 2 America, Dolemite Is My Name, Tower Heist, The Nutty Professor and Dreamgirls.

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