Eminem made a surprise appearance at this year's Academy Awards where he performed "Lose Yourself," which he won the award for Best Original Song in 2003.
Before taking the stage, Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced a video package of previous winners in the Best Original Song category. It seemed like something was up when there was an extended clip of "Lose Yourself" from the film 8 Mile. Apparently, those in the audience didn't seem to pick up on clues because when Eminem appeared in person, their reaction could be summed up in one word: confusion. Oh, and Martin Scorsese's reaction to the performance was priceless and perfect meme fodder.
a montage of crowd shots during Eminem's performance at the Oscars pic.twitter.com/6hEkeMfGgc— Mark (@tole_cover) February 10, 2020
Martin Scorsese and his daughter reacting to Eminem.— Steven Santos (@stevensantos) February 10, 2020
You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/n4eMXf7DfZ
eminem really interrupted scorsese’s nap like that pic.twitter.com/QvGgStcKwa— dani (@missemilyblunt) February 10, 2020
After the initial wave of confusion, the crowd fully embraced Eminem's performance. So much so that they gave him a standing ovation.
After the performance, Eminem took to Twitter to thank the Academy.