List of Rappers Who Have Won an Oscar for “Best Original Song”



Traditionally, the Academy Awards don’t bestow Oscars on rappers, no matter what their contribution to the film industry. That changed first in 2003, when Eminem became the first-ever MC to take home the award for Best Original Song at the Academy’s annual showcase. Three years later, Three-6 Mafia again set a new mark, becoming the first hip-hop group to take home the same honor. Two years ago, Common and John Legend took home the award for their song “Glory,” from the motion picture Selma. See the list below:


Rapper: Eminem
Year: 2003
Category: Best Original Song
Winner: “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile




Rapper: Three-6 Mafia (DJ Paul, Frayser Boy, and Juicy J)
Year: 2006
Category: Best Original Song
Winner: “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from Hustle & Flow




Rapper: Common
Year: 2015
Category: Best Original Song
Winner: “Glory” with John Legend, from Selma




[Via XXL]