On this date in 2003, Hip Hop icon Eminem becomes the first rapper to win an Academy Award for his monumental single “Lose Yourself” from his 2003 soundtrack. 8 miles debut on the big screen.
Ironically, Mr. Mathers didn’t even attend the Oscars, so he wasn’t there for his win, thinking he didn’t have a “snowball shot.”
“Actually, I was sleeping that night. I felt like I had no chance of winning because, you know, when I heard that I was nominated, I thought it was for the actors. ” Em said about receiving an Oscar.
18 years later, Eminem came to the Oscars and it performed its classic hit, even though it was almost two decades after the fact.