Mary J. Blige took to Twitter to Vent her Frustration over Oscar Awards Snub
The ‘No More Drama’ Singer Mary J. Blige was upset when finding out that her song “The Living Proof”, which serves as a soundtrack for “The Help“, got no nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.
The Academy award nominations were announced on January 24th and ‘The Help’ is one of the leading films with mentions in Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Viola Davis) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Octavia Spencer & Jessica Chastain). Many people were happy to see more color in the Oscar categories, however, it was surprising that Mary J, Blige’s ‘The Living Proof,’ the original song from ‘The Help,’ wasn’t included in the list of nominees for Best Original Song.
The real problem is that the category she would’ve been nominated in only used 2 of the 5 spots — meaning that there were 3 open spots for more nominees but for whatever reason they just weren’t used. Not only did Mary feel snubbed, she felt downright ignored and she took to her Twitter and tweeted:
“@maryjblige Not mean Mary they are being racist..They really don’t want to acknowledge “US’ but great work is simply great work they have to”
“Even though @maryjblige didn’t get oscar nominated your work has prove to your fans you are “The Living Proof” your day will surely come”