Music Stars and the Academy Awards

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  • Three 6 Mafia
  • Diddy
  • Queen Latifah
  • Will Smith
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Common, John Legend
  • Lionel Richie
  • Irene Cara
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Princee
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  • Diana Ross
  • Stevie Wonder

Three 6 Mafia (Won)

An appropriate musical complement to the 2005 film Hustle & Flow, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” brought Three 6 Mafia to the limelight when the song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006. It was just the second time a rap song had won an award, and the Memphis natives performed the hit live that night. 

(Photo: Francis Specker/Landov)

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