Mary J. Blige ‘Saddened’ by Oscar Snub

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige didn’t hear her name called when nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced today. The disappointed singer took to Twitter to address the snub.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul was considered a front-runner in the Best Original Song category for “The Living Proof,” the ballad she penned for The Help. The film was nominated in major categories including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress, but shut out of the music categories.

Blige, who rose bright and early for the live announcement, thanked her supporters and expressed her disappointment with the news. “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…….” she wrote before retweeting reactions from her fans.

The category, which typically sees four to five nominees, only had two this year. Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown were recognized for “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio and Bret McKenzie received a nod for “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets.

Blige was previously nominated at this year’s Golden Globes, but lost in the category to Madonna.

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39 Comments

  1. Yeah

    …ok Mary, still <3 tho :/

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  2. RomanReloaded2012

    Have a seat old bitch! Your reign is done, the academy recognizes real talent, and you’re a screatching cat! #2012Minaj rules again…

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    ThankMeLater Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, GTFOH Mary is queen of soul so shut up. Nicki has yet to do anything

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    RomanReloaded2012 Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, Thats why her new album flopped right?? Nicki is the only bitch selling over a Million right now….

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    biggz85 Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, shut the fuck up, she is a legend, and without mary, nicki wouldnt be here. this has nothing to do with nicki minaj, why are u posting shit. nicki is new, and has yet to even slightly solidify herself in the game. im not hating, im a fan. im just being honest.

    but like i dont think mary should be upset over not getting nominated, she made a great song, but its immature to call the academy mean

    love the album though

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    MayaMJBFan Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, Where The Fuck Does NiKIMinaj Come In At ??? Sicki Ass Will Never Even Make The Shortlist Dumb Fuck !!!

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    IKARYSS Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, oh my god go awayyyyy.

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    RomanReloaded2012 Reply:

    @IKARYSS, All you bitches are jealous because Nicki will own 2012, just like she did 2011…

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    Think about it Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, B!@#h shut your retarded a## up! If only you knew how retarded you sound right now.. Nicki Minaj has nothing to do with Mary J(the legend). I’m a Nicki fan too but you sound like a stupid H@#! So hop off the post and Nicki’s D!@#!

    Diego Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, so muppets and rio are real talent you go sit right where Nikki will be when her album comes out

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    eHH! Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, You obviously just want attention for saying that! What, you dont get attention at home? HAVE A SEAT!

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    RomanReloaded2012 Reply:

    Sorry, i’m a 13 years old girl that needs attention, sorry for all the shit i’m saying. oohhh so stupid i am sometimes…

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    xx Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, OMG you are really a pathetic dog! Nicki compared to Mary? Bitch you must have lame ears that only relate to generic trash and slow so-called “rap” music!

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    Shade Reply:

    @xx, You guys got trolled real hard….idiots

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    Phoenix_Wright Reply:

    @RomanReloaded2012, a #stupidhoe comment

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  3. Rap*

    why did they only nominate? Thatd make me angry too.

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  4. Rap*

    nominate 2*

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  5. Triniti

    I agree, but she’d not have won regardless. Remember Madonna and the Golden Globes!

    My tears are for Viola Davis. For as great of a job as she did in The Help, she won’t win the Oscar. Meryl Streep was fantastic in “The Iron Lady,” she’s a legend, and those old crustaceans in the Academy aren’t going to slight her!

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  6. hawkdude20

    ok im not sure why nicki got involved in this but mary j blige truly shouldve at least been nominated. they do diff types of music………

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  7. bijan

    she did a good job but she shouldn’t whine about it

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @bijan,
    she is mad bc there are 5 slots for the monination, BUT only 2 songs got nominated. so 3 songs were not nominated when they could have filled the whole cat. that would piss any1 off when there is enough nominees, but they only put 2 up for the award. she probally knows she wouldnt win, but she KNEW she should of had that nomination but they only gave it to 2 songs, not 5

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  8. Sushi

    Boo-fucking-Hoo

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    Beyonce is desperate Reply:

    @Sushi, Co sign.

    To the nicki Stan – eat horse SH|T

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  9. Oshawhatever

    I used to be a fan but damn if she don’t whine about “life” and “getting stronger” every other damn song. Girl, give it a rest.

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  10. sell out now!

    who gives a fuck about awards these days…madonna winning for “masterpiss “.
    that Ho cant even sing!
    mary we love you , no matter what!

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  11. lisa

    Blame Elton John he has a huge role in who gets nominated for that category. He doesn’t like Madonna, so she definitely wouldn’t have been nominated. He’s so bitter.

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  12. Audrey Hepburn

    Why is this even surprising at this point? Looks as if little to no African Americans get awarded by the Academy for dignified, positive work. She definitely should have gotten nominated, but who’s loss really? :(

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    nicegirl Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Agreed, Grammys and Academy Awards are racist and overlook talent.

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    Winston Churchill Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn,

    You have some of the dumbest comments i have ever seen. go have your movie IQ checked smh

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, You should go have YOUR ass checked after all of those penises have slammed their way into your guts, you simple bastard. Tell you what, since you decided to reply – not once, but twice to my comment, I’ll let you in on something:

    YOU’RE A F*CKING LOSER! Congratulations. hahahahahahahahaha

    Now accept your award like the little b*tch that you are. While you’re at it dear, you should come to the realization that “Movie IQ” is not those XXX flicks and drag-queen dramas you love to watch so much. So hush up and stop screwing your parents with no protection, you filthy f*ck. Inc3st is so overrated. Muah! LOL

    Love,

    Audrey

    XOXOXO :)

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    Winston Churchill Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn,

    What are talking about? Viola Davis AND Octavia Spencer got nods for Oscars. who are both AFRICAN AMERICAN. learn before you speak

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, Clearly you can’t read, you illiterate monkey. I said POSITIVE portrayals – that excludes women that play maids and housekeepers, of any race.

    “Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are African American” = SHOCK OF THE CENTURY. haha

    How about you continue to s*ck all of that penis you love so much, you dirty animal. You’re probably some raging q*eer whose looking to get you’re shining moment. Well, not on Ms. Hepburn’s time. Make sure you swallow the cum, dear. That will be all. Ciao! LOL

    Love,

    Audrey

    XOXOXO :D

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  13. SomebodyImpotent

    Did you know that 1 out of every six Americans are nominated for something? For example, I can coun th the number of things Nicki Minaj has been nominated for but none of them as mean as Jana Barros. She would knock the shit out of that shut yo trap

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  14. Flashing Green

    Excuse me for not reading right but, WHEN did Mary J. Blige’s album flopped ? The album is still selling and holding strong in the charts without the help of any kind of hits and I would shoot any Niki Minag fans for disrespecting the Queen ! Who the fuck are you to say anything against her ? That bitch is slowly killing hip-hop into becoming some pop-disney shit, she’s a scumbag ! should be fired for what she does. She will NEVER be a queen like Mary J. is !

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  15. Hugh

    At least give it a Nomination! Why only 2 this year?

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  16. frenchconnection

    go JEAN DUJARDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN

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  17. Jonney E

    Yeah…probably because she does more covers than originals. Great singer but not the best writer.

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  18. Britt

    Mary deserved to be nominated . “The Living Proof” was an amazing song and for it to gain no recognition is a pure disrespect to Mary and her craft . These award shows are just out there now .

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  19. raymond of america

    She’s an overrated asshole who wants ‘new’ toilet seats at every venue (a la Madonna-who this bitch always has a f’d look on her ugly face @ awards shows when M’s name is mentioned); jealous Mary? Blige is a hood ‘rat’ who made good; she’s not and will never touch Aretha.

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