What a time to be alive for Mary J. Blige!
The Queen of Hip Hop/Soul has been nominated for not one, but TWO Oscars for “Mudbound.”
Via ‘Entertainment Tonight‘:
The longtime singer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Mudbound,” the Dee Rees-directed Netflix film about two families — one black and one white — struggling to survive during the post-War, Jim Crow era in rural Mississippi. Blige was also nominated for Best Original Song for “Mighty River,” which she wrote and sang for the film.
“Mudbound” is only Blige’s fifth film role since making her debut in 2001’s “Prison Song.” She has since appeared in Rock of Ages and Black Nativity and has guest-starred on “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”