Mary J. Blige was beaten by Madonna in the race for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and disappointment has struck her again. This time, however, the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul didn’t even get a chance to compete as her tune ‘The Living Proof’ from ‘The Help’ was completely omitted from the 2012 Academy Awards.
Instead of the usual minimum of four listed nods, only two songs were nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards - Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown’s ‘Real in Rio’ from ‘Rio’ and Bret McKenzie’s ‘Man or Muppet’ from ‘The Muppets’. Interestingly, Madonna’s Golden Globe-winning ‘Masterpiece’ was also snubbed by the Academy.
Blige didn’t accept this news quietly, though, and she ventured to Twitter to voice her frustrations. Read what she had to say below shortly before she started retweeting encouraging words from her fans:
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…….
1/24/12 2:11 PM
Well, there must have been a rule that prevented Blige and Madonna from being nominated because it is rare that only two songs are nominated in that field. As Blige knows from her tumultuous life, disappointment happens.