Prior to the nominations being read live, Blige tweeted a message to her fans to pray that she was nominated:
“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.”
After seeing that she was not nominated, Blige tweeted her frustration to her followers:
“I’m so thankful for true fans like you all. It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean. 2 only nominate 2 of the 5 slots is…….”
Later on she tweeted.
“Hey Fam pls reas this. So unfair. I still don’t see how they justify the action.”
The article she wanted her fans to read was a article from HitFix.com titled “What do Oscar voters have against music?”
Although Mary J. Blige did not get nominated for an Oscar, her song “The Living Proof” was nominated by the Golden Globes for best original song — but she lost to Madonna for her song “Masterpiece,” from the movie W.E.
Your a winner in our books Mary. Below is the song that Mary believed should have been nominated.
What do you think; should this song have been nominated?