Oscars: Eddie Murphy to Be Pushed as Supporting Actor for ‘Mr. Church’ (Exclusive)

For his first big-screen performance in four years, the actor has received some of the best reviews of his decadeslong career. Eddie Murphy, the comedy legend whose performance in Bruce Beresford’s drama Mr. Church, which opens Sept. 16, is earning him some of the best reviews of his decadeslong career, will be promoted for awards consideration in the category of best supporting actor rather than best actor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.