The Oscars audience were confused about Eminem's performance of 'Lose Yourself'

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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From Cosmopolitan

You can always rely on the Academy Awards to be a brilliant night of celebrity moments. But as always, there were also some awkward Oscars moments chucked in there too - like the audience's reaction to Eminem performing 'Lose Yourself'.

No, you haven't hit your head and woken up in 2003, but rather a surprise appearance from the rapper saw him perform the song that won him Best Original Song at the ceremony 17 years ago.

In 2003, Eminem won the gong for the song from Eight Mile, but was nowhere to be seen on the night, instead leaving his longtime friend and producer Luis Resto to accept the award. It was one of the only times an act nominated in the Best Original Song category didn't perform it on the night.

Fast forward 13 years, and the rapper was seemingly given a second chance to take to the Oscars stage, not only as an Academy Award winner, but to perform the song that won it for him all those years ago.

Taking to Twitter to mark the moment, Eminem - real name Marshall Mathers - wrote, "Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @TheAcademy. Sorry it took me 18 years to get here."

And while viewers were loving the surprise appearance (Eminem was trending worldwide), audience members were somewhat more confused about what was going on. Here's Idina Menzel's face when Eminem came on stage:

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Billie Eilish's wasn't much better:

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Martin Scorsese just looked desperate for it to end:

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But thankfully, others were more engaged:

Watch the full performance here:

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