Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

Eddie Murphy has finally won an Emmy, scoring the coveted statue for his work on “Saturday Night Live’’ — 40 years after his first appearance on the show.

The comedian — who reprised some of his classic characters, including Gumby and Buckwheat, for his Emmy-winning episode of the late-night TV show in December — laughed and thanked “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels during a short  videotaped acceptance speech.

“This is 40 years since I started ‘Saturday Night Live.’ This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much,’’ Murphy, 59, said.

“This is a very, very special thing for me, to come back and have the show turn out the way it did. I’m still floating from it,” the actor said.

December’s show was the first time Murphy had appeared on “SNL” since 1984. His first appearance was in 1980.

His Emmy was for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

Among those Murphy beat out for the prize was Brad Pitt, who also was nominated for an “SNL” appearance.

Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat during the "Masked Singer" Sketch on "Saturday Night Live."
Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat during the “Masked Singer” Sketch on “Saturday Night Live.”AP


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