20 Musicians You Didn't Know Won Oscars
Eminem - Best Original Song, “8 Mile”
Em’ lost himself in the music, and the moment, and he never let his Oscar go.
Jennifer Hudson - Best Supporting Actress, “Dreamgirls”
Hudson surprised the world by winning an award for acting in “Dreamgirls.”
Bret McKenzie - Best Original Song, “The Muppets”
The Flight of the Concords star crooned his way to an Oscar for his song, “Man or Muppet.”
Three Six Mafia - Best Original Song, “Hustle and Flow”
Juicy J and his posse of bad boys were unlikely winners for Best Original Song.
Giorgio Moroder - Best Original Song, “Top Gun”
The Italian disco pioneer also won Oscars for Best Original Score for “Midnight Express” in 1978 and Best Song for “Flashdance” in 1983.
Isaac Hayes - Best Original Song, “Shaft”
Shut yo’ mouth! You better be talking about…
Whoopi Goldberg – Best Supporting Actress, “Ghost” (EGOT)
Whoopi Goldberg, though not often considered a singer, has an EGOT: An Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.
The Beatles – Best Original Song Score, “Let It Be”
The clever scousers decided to make a movie about their album, and the album won an Oscar.
Prince – Best Original Song Score, “Purple Rain”
This movie made everybody cry and then Prince won an Oscar.
Elton John - Best Original Song, “Lion King”
Melissa Etheridge - Best Original Song, “An Inconvenient Truth”
Etheridge’s award for the song, “I Need to Wake Up,” was the first time a documentary won the Best Song category.
Adele - Best Original Song, “Skyfall”
Adele cried on-stage when she won this award.
Annie Lennox - Best Original Song, “Lord of the Rings”
The "Sweet Dreams" singer sang her way into history amongst hobbits and orcs.
Cher, Best Actress, “Moonstruck”
Cher received a standing ovation when she won Best Actress for her work in “Moonstruck.”
Bruce Springsteen - Best Original Song, “Philadelphia”
The Boss thoroughly depressed everybody with a song for this thoroughly depressing movie.
Lionel Richie - Best Original Song, “White Nights”
Jerry curls galore graced the Oscar stage when Lionel Richie won Best Original Song.
Stevie Wonder - Best Original Song, “The Woman in Red”
Stevie Wonder should just win every award ever because he's rad.
Karen O - Nominated for Best Original Song, “Her”
Will the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer graduate from rolling around on the floor to Oscar glory this year?
Pharrell Williams - Nominated for Best Original Song, “Despicable Me 2”
Pharrell has been everywhere this year. Does he even have space on his fireplace for this?
U2 - Nominated for Best Original Song, “Mandela”
Nobody cares about U2. Sorry.