Oscars audience reacts to surprise Eminem performance: A gallery of shock and awe

Eminem took the stage at the 92nd Academy Awards and surprised everyone when he started rapping Lose Yourself, 17 years after he won his own Academy Award for the "8 Mile" track — and the audience was stunned.

Martin Scorsese looked unimpressed, Idina Menzel was confused and Brie Larson was having the best time.

Marshall Mathers took to Twitter to thank the Academy for letting him do his thing — since couldn't make it to the 2003 ceremony where he received his award. He has since explained why he didn't go — in part because he thought he wouldn't win.

"Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @TheAcademy," he tweeted. "Sorry it took me 18 years to get here."

His performance received a standing ovation.

Eminem dropped his last few studio albums by surprise. The latest, Music to Be Murdered By, came out on January 17th with no pre-promotion.

See below for the best reactions.

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Rap artist Eminem. (Photo by Marion Curtis/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
White American rapper Eminem, winner of the Best Hip Hop act award, makes his acceptance speech at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards. (Photo by Chris Bacon - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of EMINEM (Photo by Nigel Crane/Redferns)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 9: Rapper Eminem attends the 16th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 9, 1999 at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 18: Rapper Eminem attends the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards on August 18, 1999 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Pictured: Musical guest Eminem performs on October 7, 2000 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
378549 01: Hip Hop Artist Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers III) enters the courtroom of Judge Norris Langford in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan September 18, 2000. Eminem was accused of pointing a gun at someone. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Liaison)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Eminem at the 27th Annual American Music Awards (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Eminem Performing At The Reading Festival, Britain - 27 Aug 2001, Eminem (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Eminem during MTV European Music Awards 2002 MTV European Music Awards 2002 at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Eminem during 2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Backstage and Audience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Madonna and Eminem during 2003 MTV Video Music Awards - Show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Eminem during the 11th annual MTV Europe Awards 2004 at the Tor di Valle in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Anthony Harvey - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Eminem and 50 Cent at the MTV Studios - Times Square in New York City, New York (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 30: Eminem performs at the 2009 Voodoo Experience at City Park on October 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/WireImage)
Eminem performs as part of the 2010 Epicenter Music Festival at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Eminem speaks onstage at WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 11: Eminem performs in concert during the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Rapper Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York. In a tweet Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, Eminem said is hosting a promotional event Friday in Detroit in the style of a pop-up restaurant with a menu featuring "mom's spaghetti." The event is to promote his new album, "Revival." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Eminem performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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