Eddie Murphy was PISSED (yes, in all caps just like that), when Alan Arkin walked off with the award for their category of Best Supporting Actor and the comedian ended up being a no-show at the parties. According to TMZ:
Several sources report that Murphy was a real sore loser after the Best Supporting Actor was awarded – in an admittedly huge upset – to Arkin. The funnyman was decidedly not smiling as he left his seat, and didn’t stick around to see co-star Jennifer Hudson win Best Supporting Actress, or watch the ladies of “Dreamgirls” sing their lungs out.
If it’s any consolation, Eddie, “Norbit” is making a lot of money. I have this sneaking suspicion, he went home, put on his fat lady suit and just cried.