A History of Hip-Hop at the Oscars: Eminem, Three 6 Mafia, Common & Kendrick Lamar

Remy Gelenidze

The shortlist and final nominations for the Academy Awards 2019 (Oscars) have been announced and there is one man from hip-hop’s house who scored the nomination.

Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” for the movie Black Panther, is nominated for Best Original Score at the 2019 Oscars. They are up against Lady Gaga & Bradly Cooper’s “Shallow,” Diane Warren’s “I’ll Fight,” David Rawling’s “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs From Wings” and Marc Shaiman’s “The Place Where Lost Things Go.”

Now let’s take a look at the history of hip-hop at the Oscars.


“Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile becomes the first hip-hop song to receive and to win Best Original Song category at the Oscars. Eminem beat the likes of U2 and twice Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Paul Simon.


Three 6 Mafia, formed by Juicy J, DJ Paul and Crunchy Black, become the first Hip-Hop group to win the Oscars as their song “Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from Hustle & Flow movie, wins Best Original Song category.


Common and John Legend’s “Glory,” from the movie Selma, wins Best Original Song category, beating the likes of ten times Oscar nominated Diane Warren and ten times Grammy winner Glen Campbell.


Kendrick Lamar and SZA receive “Best Original Song” nomination at the 2019 Academy Awards, from the movie Black Panther. Kendrick can become the forth hip-hop act to win the Oscar. The ceremony will be held on February 24, 2019.

Check the announcement below:

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