Oscars Audience Reacts to Surprise Eminem Performance: A Gallery of Shock and Awe (Photos)

Idina Menzel, Martin Scorsese and Anthony Ramos had GIF-worthy reactions

Last Updated: February 9, 2020 @ 7:15 PM

Eminem took the stage at the 92nd Academy Awards and surprised everyone when he started rapping “Lose Yourself,” 17 years after he won his own Academy Award for the “8 Mile” track — and the audience was full of shock and awe.

Martin Scorsese looked unimpressed, Idina Menzel was confused and Brie Larson was having the best time.

Marshall Mathers took to Twitter to thank the Academy for letting him do his thing — since couldn’t make it to the 2003 ceremony where he received his award. He has since explained why he didn’t go — in part because he thought he wouldn’t win. Read more about that here.

“Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity… Thanks for having me @TheAcademy,” he tweeted. “Sorry it took me 18 years to get here.”

His performance received a standing ovation.

Eminem dropped his last few studio albums by surprise. The latest, “Music to Be Murdered By,” came out on Jan. 17 with no pre-promotion.

See below for the best reactions.

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