After much speculation swirling around the blogosphere since Sunday, it has been confirmed that Eddie Murphy did indeed leave the Oscar ceremony after his loss to Alan Arkin.
From Us Weekly:
Is Eddie Murphy a sore loser? After failing to nab the award for Best Supporting Actor to Little Miss Sunshine’s Alan Arkin, Murphy tried to brush off the loss, telling Us, "It's fine. It happens. It's OK."
But clearly it wasn't. Shortly thereafter Murphy, 45, and girlfriend Tracey Edmonds left the show in a huff and didn’t return. Thanks to the early exit, the actor didn’t see any of his Dreamgirls castmates perform and missed out on costar Jennifer Hudson’s win for Best Supporting Actress.
I'm not one to get into the silly celebrity gossip, but that's just unforgivable. I noticed he wasn't shown again after his loss. But I was hoping there was a good explanantion. I guess not. And it is precisely that attitude (and Norbit) that may have cost him the award in the first place.