At the time, the "Love The Way You Lie" singer was not ready to believe that he even had a chance at winning and when he found out that his track actually received the accolade even though he was not present there, the rapper could not contain his excitement. The "Cleanin' Out My Closet" rapper won the award for "Lose Yourself" in 2003. "That makes it very real to me". That seat was filled by Hollywood grandee Martin Scorsese, a nominee this year and an authority on all things 'not cinema.' Pictures and clips of the 77-year-old director failing to rock out to Eminem and, in fact, appearing to fall asleep during the rapper's stirring performance have been going viral.More news: February is American Heart Month!
Even Barbra Streisand was disappointed when Eminem chose to skip the 2003 Oscars. "Most of the rehearsals were offsite, not in [the Dolby Theater], just trying to keep it secret".
Eminem also didn't perform his hit Lose Yourself that year, revealing in an interview with Variety that back then he was "confused" about why he was even up for an Oscar. New Movie "2Pac The Great Escape From UMC" Says Yes!More news: China sacks party chiefs at virus epicentre
He also said that reports that he didn't perform in 2003 because they wanted him to do a censored version are not true.
According to Oscar's producer Lynette Howell Taylor, it was all about the "impact" an Eminem surprise performance would have. "And also, back at that time, the younger me didn't really feel like a show like that would understand me". "Sorry it took me 18 years to get here", he posted today.More news: Kate Middleton Gets Wrapped Up By Snake & Is Completely Unbothered By It!
That year, Eminem beat out Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones' I Move On, from Chicago; Caetano Veloso and Lila Downs' Burn It Blue, from Frida; U2's The Hands That Built America, from Gangs of NY; and Paul Simon's Father and Daughter, from The Wild Thornberrys Movie.