- Eminem attended the Oscars 18 years after winning an award
- He sang Lose Yourself from 8 Mile
- "Sorry it took me 18 years to get here," tweeted Eminem
The 92nd Academy Awards witnessed some power-packed performances but the one that made Twitter go gaga was by... drumroll, please... Eminem. Yes, you read that right, Eminem had an Oscar gig - 18 years after he won an award. Jaws dropped when a montage of Oscar-winning songs (featuring Rahman's Jai Ho), introduced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was succeeded by Eminem, live and in person, performed a rousing rendition of Lose Yourself - the song which won him an Oscar nearly two decades ago; jaws were quickly snapped back so as to rap along with Eminem - and literally every star in the room knew the words, we should tell you.
Twitter, quite naturally, was beside itself. Eminem trended for a quite a while, no mean feat for a musician at a film event. He received a standing ovation at the Oscars, and on social media as well.
Several GIFS were spotted, while one tweet simply referred to his gig as the "biggest event of the century."
Check out some of the tweets here:
Eminem attended the Oscars, 18 years after winning an Academy Award and the Internet definitely remembered that.
A fan described the rapper's performance as the "biggest event of the century."
#Eminem didn't attend Oscars when he won first Oscar for Hiphop genre and 18 years later performs his one the most iconic Oscar winning song "Lose Yourself" at #Oscars is the biggest event of the century pic.twitter.com/fbdSDca5SQ— EMINM HUB (@Shadyinfo) February 10, 2020
Remember when we said, "Twitter can't keep calm."Well, this is exactly what we were talking about:
Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, shared a snippet from his 2003 Academy Award win - he didn't attend then - and tweeted: "Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me Academy. Sorry, it took me 18 years to get here."
Lose Yourself, one of the rapper's best-known songs, belongs to the soundtrack of 8 Mile, the autobiographical film that follows Eminem's breakthrough into rap, a genre dominated by African-American musicians.
To sum it up - one can love or hate Eminem, but as his performance at the 92nd Academy Awards proves, there's no ignoring him.
This year at the Oscars, Joker won the award for Best Original Score, while the Best Original Song award went to (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again from the Elton John biopic Rocketman. The big winner at Hollywood's most elite award show was Parasite, which won four awards - Best Picture, Best Director for Bong Joon-ho, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for Joker, while Renee Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy.