Mary J. Blige Expresses Disappointment Over Oscar Snub

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul is saddened by the Academy's decision.

Though Mary J. Blige has garnered numerous awards and accolades for her music, she will not be adding an Oscar to her collection in 2012.

Mary J. Blige, along with Madonna and Elton John were among those expected to get a nomination for Best Original Song, but failed to land nominations.

The category normally has four or five nominations, but this year featured only two: "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets and "Real in Rio" from Rio.

Mary J. Blige took to Twitter to share her disappointment:

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.......
Jan 24 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

The Help was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.

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  • Don Dutch

    Its because you're black

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  • Doubl Negative

    It's a shame Trent Reznor's Dragon Tattoo score was overlooked, I guess it was too similar to last year's equally sublime Social Network. Anyway, I'm not feelin' most of this year's nominations; where's the Skin I Live In, Senna, Drive, 13 Assassins, NEDS or the aforementioned Dragon Tattoo. This film is not Fincher's strongest work, but he should get it as consolation for being robbed at last year's ceremonies. The Tribe movie gettin' recognized would've been cool for our culture too, but I was never that quixotic.

  • JR

    Madonna's song was ineligible because it's the second, not the first song, heard over the closing credits. I think Elton John's also may have been deemed ineligible (the Academy has inane rules for the category). Did Mary J. Blige even have a hand in composing "The Living Proof"?

  • Edubb

    Why is she surprised the oscars dont give a flying fuck about black people. They already threw us a couple of bones (Denzel, Morgan Freeman, and Halle Berry) and the only reason they got oscars is because those 3 are illuminati sellout pieces of shit. Oh yeah I forgot 3 6 mafia got 1 as well and Im still trying to figure that one out. Mary J. should quit worrying about the oscars and stick to music.

    • Anonymous

      If you did research like I do and Im not talking about the internet you would know these things. But you are to damn stupid and ignorant to do just that.

    • GoReadABook

      do you really believe that Morgan Freeman and Denzel are Illuminati? Like seriously? Please answer i need to figure out the psyche of a 'celebrities sold their soul to the devil to join the illuminati' conspiracy theorist

    • lloyd

      just stop talking

  • james

    that's what you get when you say you've worked with dj premier and you didn't... she makes garbage music nowadays.

  • dentaldamboy

    Damn, this fat bitch is acting out like she's Kanye. She needs to shut the fuck up and step back. Her time is long past. Wayne would never fuck with a ugly bitch like her. He only fucks the hottest models.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Guess she needed an Oscar snub to try and validate all that horrible music she's been making for a minute now. We need organic authentic ish from her and haven't gotten it for quite a while.

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