A lifetime in comedy continues to pay off for Eddie Murphy, who will be honored with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 2016 Hollywood Film Awards in November.
Murphy, who was honored in 2015 with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, earns his latest accolades for a career that includes years on "Saturday Night Live," blockbuster hits "Shrek," "Coming to America" and "Beverly Hills Cop," as well as an Academy Award-nominated turn as James "Thunder" Early in the 2006 musical "Dreamgirls."
"Eddie Murphy has had a spectacular career as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director, spanning more than 35 years," said Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions, in a statement released Monday. "We look forward to honoring his extraordinary body of work."
Actor and comedian James Corden ("The Late Late Show With James Corden") will host the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 6.
The 2016 ceremony marks the 20th anniversary of the awards, which honors the artistry of Hollywood, both on screen and behind the scenes.
Past recipients of the Hollywood Career Achievement Award include Glenn Close, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Keaton and Robin Williams.