People Are Loving Celebrities' Reactions To Eminem's Surprise Oscars Performance
Many things that were expected to happen at the Oscars did happen. But one thing that wasn't expected to happen that did happen was Eminem appearing out of nowhere to perform his classic hit 'Lose Yourself'.
Viewers at home were taken aback by the shock performance - as were many of the biggest names in Hollywood who were in attendance.
Indeed, watching the reactions of the onlooking celebrities was as entertaining as the performance itself. As the camera panned across the audience, we were treated to a lot of bopping and singing along at one end of the scale, right through to the seemingly unmoved and expressionless face of Martin Scorsese at the other.
Here's a handful of snapshots that encapsulate the enjoyable range of responses quite nicely:
Martin Scorsese and his daughter reacting to Eminem.- Steven Santos (@stevensantos) February 10, 2020
You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/n4eMXf7DfZ
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A collection of crowd shots from Eminem's performance :joy: pic.twitter.com/ygw1Jlkgpc- Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) February 10, 2020
While the performance was fairly inexplicable, it wasn't actually quite as inexplicable as you might think.
If you're a big fan of Slim Shady, then you'll know he actually won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'Lose Yourself' in 2003.
Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers - didn't turn up to collect the award though, something the 47-year-old alluded to in a tweet in which he thanked the Academy, while also referencing a lyric from his Oscar-winning song - being the wordsmith that he is.
You might think that he snubbed the awards back in 2003 because it wasn't his scene, but it was actually just because he thought he had no chance of winning.
In a 2007 interview, he said: "I just felt like I had no chance of winning because, you know, when I heard I was nominated, I thought that was for actors.
"I was not sure what exactly Grammy or Oscar meant, what certain awards meant, I was not sure what they meant, so even MTV awards, all that stuff, I just didn't know what awards meant and this particular award...I didn't go to the show... I just felt like I had a snowball's chance of hell of winning."
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