Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Why Eddie Murphy Lost
According to Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com, Murphy bolted from the Oscars the moment he lost to Alan Arkin. Didn't wait to see Jennifer Hudson win. Didn't wait to cheer on his costars as they performed a "Dreamgirls" medley. Didn't go to after parties and hobnob and pretend it was an honor just to be nominated. Just left, bitter about losing an award he acted as if he didn't really want in the first place. Hollywood is a small town and they like people who can at least pretend to support the community. Murphy can take solace in the fact that he's one of the most successful movie stars of all time and easily the most successful black actor of all time, though Will Smith looks set to give him a serious run for his money. By the way, Friedman is the only one I saw who reported on Murphy bolting from the show. Kudos to him for seeing the significance of what should have been obvious to everyone in attendance in LA.