Nominated and won for Original Song, “Lose Yourself”
It was a great song, and a great moment in the film… but really, Oscar-winning songwriter Eminem doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. The rapper didn’t show for the awards.
Nominated for Adapted Screenplay
The mockumentary style film draws its humor from unscripted reactions — however, it was nominated as an adapted screenplay because it’s based on star Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Da Ali G Show” character.
Nominated for Makeup
Talk about a strange trio: “Click” was nominated with “Apocalypto” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.” We’d say the right film won.
This is Shakespeare’s only nomination! Travesty!
Nominated and won for Original Song, “It’s Hard Out There for a Pimp,” by Three 6 Mafia
When Three 6 Mafia performed “Pimp” at the Oscars, an altered line of the chorus became about “witches.”
Nominated for Sound Mixing
Best Picture winner, yes… The other nominees were “Inception” (winner), “Salt,” “The Social Network” and “True Grit.”
Making Eddie Murphy look weird is not cause for a nomination.
Nominated for Original Song, “Blame Canada”
Canadian singer Anne Murray (who is called a bitch in the lyrics) was invited to perform the song at the Oscars, but declined because of a scheduling conflict.
Nominated for Original Song, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend”
Seth MacFarlane wrote the lyrics from the viewpoint of the teddy bear and had Norah Jones perform.
Nominated for Costume Design
Usually nominated for costume design are period pics with beautiful gowns… “The Swarm” features lots of beekeepers.