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Mary J. Blige Earns Two Oscar Nominations

Mary J. Blige is Oscar bound…

The now actress scores her first two nominations at the 90th Annual Academy Awards, thanks to her work in Netflix’s Mudbound.

Blige earned her double nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song, becoming the first person nominated for acting and writing an original song in the same year. The latter is for “Mighty River,” which she wrote and performed for the movie. It was co-written by Raphael Saadiq, landing him his first-ever Oscar nod.

Mary told USA Today:

“My phone rang at about 5:30 a.m. and it was my publicist, Amanda, and she was screaming, And I don’t know what it is so I’m screaming and I’m crying! It’s just a really emotional time. We’re not taking this lightly because things like this don’t happen. And it did.”

Her peers, Angie Martinez and Taraji P. Henson congratulated the Queen of Hip Hop & R&B..


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