DREAMGIRLS star Eddie Murphy was so devastated after losing the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award to Alan Arkin he stormed out of the ceremony, according to press reports in the US.
Murphy was the favourite to win the Oscar, which instead was awarded to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE star Arkin.
The 45-year-old tried to downplay his disappointment telling American publication Us Weekly, "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 ANOKI NONI ROSE performing songs from the film, as well as Hudson's win for Best Supporting Actress.