Did You Know?
The Best Original Song winner, "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile
(2002), was not performed at the ceremony. Reportedly, ABC asked Eminem
to perform an edited version of the rap, but he refused (and did not attend the ceremony nor pick his Oscar up). It was the first time since the Awards were first telecast that the Best Original Song winner was not performed. See more
[making his acceptance speech for "The Pianist"
: My experience of making this film made me very, very aware of the... repercussions of war. Whatever you believe in - whether it's God or Allah - may he watch over you, and let us play for a peaceful and swift resolution. I have a friend from Queens who's a soldier in Kuwait right now... and I hope you make it back real soon. God bless you boys, I love you.
Father and Daughter
Written and Performed by Paul Simon See more