On this day, exactly 13 years ago (November 8, 2002) Eminem released 8 Mile movie, starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger, directed by Curtis Hanson
In 2003, Eminem won the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Original Song at the 75th Academy Awards, for his single “Lose Yourself” from the soundtrack of 8 Mile.Thus he became the first hip hop artist ever to win an Academy Award. He was not present at the ceremony, but musician Luis Resto accepted the award.
Eminem also won Best Male Performance and Breakthrough Male Performance at MTV Movie Awards 2003. Besides Academy Award and MTV Movie Awards, the film won 2 Teen Choice Awards, 2 Online Film & Television Association Awards, Critics Choice Award, 2 BMI Film & TV Awards, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award and was nominated at Golden Globe.
8 Mile received positive reviews from critics. Based on 38 reviews the film received 77 out of 100. On IMDB the movie socres 7 out of 10. Vibe magazine called the film a “rap movie masterpiece.”
8 Mile opened at #1 with $51,240,555 in its opening weekend, then the second highest opening for an R-rated movie in the U.S. The film would go on to gross $116,750,901 in the domestic box office and $242,875,078 worldwide.