Comic Legend Eddie Murphy, receives nomination for the best supporting actor at the 2017 Oscars.
Murphy’s new nomination comes with his latest character as Mr Henry Joseph Church in the movie, Mr Church. (Watch Trailer Below).
The Hollywood Reporter said the awards will consider the actor in the best supporting actor category, rather than for best actor due to his performance in the movie.
The comedian’s last screen flick was A Thousand Words released four years ago in 2012.
This is Eddie’s first Oscars nomination since his last award as the Best Supporting Actor in 2007 at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Dreamgirls.
Popularly known as ‘Prince Akeem’ in Coming to America (1988), Murphy receives rave reviews for new movie, Mr Church.
In Mr Church, Murphy plays the title character of a black man (Henry Joseph Church) raising and caring for a white girl, Charlie in the 70’s, after her mother fell ill with cancer as the family’s cook.
Britt Robertson plays the character of Charlie, and also serves as the movie’s narrator. Robertson starred as Kirsten in the 2013 movie, Delivery Man alongside Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt.
Eddie Murphy gives an unusually subdued performance, no funny lines to hide behind.
A private screening of Mr Church held in Los Angeles on September 6, 2016. Mr Church will premiere worldwide on September 16 2016.
Watch Mr Church Trailer Below