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Eminem’s surprise Oscars performance gets mixed reviews

Is it 2020 or 2002?

Eminem surprised the 2020 Academy Awards with a performance of his 2002 hit “Lose Yourself” which was met with confusion and joy in equal measure.

Guests reacted with a mixture of emotions: some danced along, others looked on in bewilderment, but Eminem was calm and ready to “drop bombs” as he ripped into his famous “mom’s spaghetti” line.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, wrote the song for the semi-autobiographical film 8 Mile (2002) earning him the Oscar that year for Best Original Song. 

The beloved Keanu Reeves was seen mouthing along to the performance and Brie Larson was seemingly awestruck, but the legendary director Martin Scorsese looked like he was about to fall asleep while Billie Eilish looked physically disturbed.

Look at some of the best reactions below: