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Eddie Murphy 'Storms Out' After Oscar Loss

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Feb 27, 2007 | 3:51am EST

Dreamgirls star Eddie Murphy was so devastated after losing the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award to Alan Arkin that he stormed out of the ceremony, according to press reports.

Murphy was the favorite to win the Oscar, which instead was awarded to Little Miss Sunshine star Arkin.

The 45-year-old tried to downplay his disappointment, telling Us Weekly magazine, "It's fine. It happens. It's OK."

But shortly thereafter, Murphy and girlfriend Tracey Edmonds left the show and didn't return.

Murphy missed out on his Dreamgirls castmates Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose performing songs from the film, as well as Hudson's win for Best Supporting Actress.

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