Oscars Audience Confused But Entertained as Eminem Takes Stage to Perform 2002 Hit Song

Oscar viewers enjoyed a blast from the past this evening as Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced a video montage of some of the most memorable Oscar-winning songs, including iconic hits like Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate and Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from Say Anything — followed by a live performance of one of those winning songs, “Lose Yourself,” by Eminem.

Eminem wrote “Lose Yourself” as the linchpin of the soundtrack for 8 Mile, in which he also played the lead character. The song received broad critical praise and was nominated for multiple awards, winning not only the Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003 but also a Grammy for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song.

“Lose Yourself”
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