Music Stars and the Academy Awards

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  • Stevie Wonder
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Eminem, 8 Mile
  • Three 6 Mafia
  • Diddy
  • Queen Latifah
  • Will Smith
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Common, John Legend
  • Lionel Richie
  • Irene Cara
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Princee
  • Pharrell, Academy Awards, Oscars, Pharrell Williams, Grammys
  • Diana Ross

Eminem (Won)

Released in 2002, Eminem’s film 8 Mile was generally well received by critics and grossed almost $250 million at the box office. The soundtrack’s lead single, “Lose Yourself,” became an inescapable hit, hitting No. 1 on charts in 24 countries; today, it’s still arguably Em’s biggest hit. It was fitting, then, that it took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song at that year’s ceremony. Mr. Mathers was not on hand to accept the honor, which was the first in history for a rap song. 

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