Which Rappers Have Received Oscar Nominations?
Category: Best Original Song
Winner: “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile
Eminem was the first rapper to ever receive an Oscar, for the hit song “Lose Yourself” off the soundtrack to his critically-acclaimed and autobiographical 8 Mile. The song was a massive hit, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming one of the biggest songs of Em’s entire, stories career. Em did not show up to accept his Oscar.