Mary J. Blige is angry after being snubbed by the Oscars for a “Best Original Song” nomination. MJB co-wrote and sang “Living Proof,” the closing tune to the acclaimed film The Help, but did not receive a nod.
Yesterday, she wrote on Twitter: “Ok Fam let’s all pray. The Oscar Nominations are about to be announced..”The Help” all of the nods in the categories deserved+ Song.”
Though the Oscars usually have five nominees in the category, this year (for some reason) they only selected two, lessening MJB’s chances to win.
Once she found out she didn’t receive any recognition, she seemed somewhat speechless, writing: “I’m so thankful for true fans like you all. It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean. To only nominate 2 of the 5 slots is…….”
The two songs that made the cut for a chance to win are “Real In Rio” from the animated film Rio and “Man or Muppet” from the family-friendly film The Muppets.
Listen to the song below. Was it worthy of a nomination?