How about this: "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from the movie "Hustle and Flow" has been nominated for an Oscar. This was the movie to see this past summer.
The category that the song received a nomination for is Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song). The songwriters, Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard, have a one in three chance of taking home the Academy Award since there are only three nominees.
The question is: will the song be performed during the Oscar telecast? Wouldn't that be a come up for hip hop...?
I failed to mention that Terrence Howard received an Oscar nomination for his role in the movie, but I thought that memo had already been circulated.
Also, check out this interview with Howard from NPR.