Mary J. Blige Saddened After Academy Award Snub, Co-Hosts ‘Live With Kelly’

Published: Tuesday 24th Jan 2012 by Rashad

‘I’m Going Down’ diva Mary J. Blige may have been bested by fellow music monarch Madonna for ‘Best Original Song’ at the Golden Globes this year, but there was hope yet as, unlike Madge, Blige had been shortlisted for a potential Academy Award nomination.  Her song, ‘The Living Proof’, was a fan and critic favorite of the year and accompanied an equally moving and critically acclaimed movie ‘The Help’.

Despite insiders thinking she was a shoo-in for at least a nod, the Academy stunned spectators when it unveiled only 2 mentions for the ‘Best Original Song’ category.  Much to the surprise of many, Mary was not one of them.

Taking to Twitter to express her grief about the snub, see the ‘Share My World’ singer share her thoughts below:

Ourselves included, the Academy’s decision to exclude many of the year’s biggest soundtrack hits has left many-a-scratched head.  Blige joins Elton John, Lady Gaga, and Madonna (even though she was technically never in the running), as some of 2011’s frontrunners for songs from films.  Yet, none of these names appear on the official nominations ballot of the 39 songs that were shortlisted.


In related news, as reported here, the diva co-hosted the Regis-less ‘Live With Kelly’ with Kelly Ripa.  Also taking the stage to perform the omitted hit ‘The Living Proof’, see the action below:


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  1. Those That Cannot Do, Stan January 24, 2012

    Such a classy lady. I’m sad she didn’t get a nod but I’m glad she didn’t go “F*** THE ACADEMY AWARDS, F*** MADONNA!” in a temper tantrum
    like some singers.

  2. Flashing Green January 24, 2012

    She has every rights to be sad. She was the critics favorite for that category and was totally snubbed !

    It’s ok mary it’s coming your way sooner than later

  3. ChristinasCOMING January 24, 2012

    I still don’t see how Masterpiece won Best Original Song. That song sucks. Mary was definitely robbed. Living Proof is a beautiful introspective song that stretches across the board in so many aspects.

  4. TruthTeller January 24, 2012

    Poor Mary, she’s been tryin to ge that oscaqr since Precious…
    Well, keep working hard Queen Mary
    It took those fools 2 decades to recognize Denzel as a lead actor. but they eventually came to their sense.

  5. White girl mob January 24, 2012

    Marry shut the f*** up nobody pick you cus your a former crackhead that’s why you album was trash.

    Kreayshawn needs some awards ain’t nobody been paying any f****** attention to her s*** follow her on twitter, watch her youtub videos, view her instgram pics s***, friend her on facebook, post a f****** post about her TGJ damn

  6. Legendtina4Life January 24, 2012

    Im convinced these Academy people have zero taste in music. Bound to You always fell shourt to You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me even though all fans agree that BTY is the better song off the Burlesque Soundtrack. Mary shouldnt sweat it.

  7. laos January 24, 2012

    this b**** always sad! mary grow the f*** up, poor album sales and getting snubbed means were gonna get another angry depressing album -__- its bad enough she wants a bad boy and telling girls good boys arent any fun.

  8. ERIC January 24, 2012

    The problem is The Academy’s harsh voting procedure for this particular category.
    The two nominated songs are s***. It’s a mess.

    From Wikipidea:
    “While most Oscar categories have a fixed minimum and/or maximum number of nominations (such as the Best Original Score, which always has five nominations), the Best Original Song category can have a number of nominations varying from two to five. This is due to the rules set by the Academy. The rules stipulate that each member of the Music Branch of the Academy is asked to vote for their favourite songs, using a special points system using 10, 9.5, 9, 8.5, 8, 7.5, 7, 6.5 or 6 points.

    Only those songs receiving an average score of 8.25 or more are eligible for nomination. If no song receives an average of 8.25 or more, there will be no nominees. If only one song achieves that score, it and the song receiving the next highest score shall be the two nominees (as has been the case in the 2011 Oscars, awarded in 2012).

    Not every song used in a film is eligible for this category. According to Academy rules, a song should be “original and specifically written for a motion picture. There must be a clearly audible, intelligble, substantive rendition (not necessarily visually presented) of both lyrics and melody, used in the body of the motion picture or as the first music cue in the end credits.””

    A very retarded system if you ask me, they should take the 5 highest rated as the nominees.

  9. AmbeRussell January 24, 2012

    i would be pissed off too. how they gonna only nominate 2 songs bc of a dumb voting rule. they should let 5 songs be nominated, due to some tech. rules. but rules r rules, mary wasnt gonna win as we can see n thats probally why she was mum on live with kelly r.
    amberussell on youtube

  10. #WHoTheFuckWantWar January 24, 2012

    Why the f*** is this b**** talkin about Kreayshawn like she’s done something relevant? Girl can’t even rap for real an

  11. k January 24, 2012

    Mary was robbed. All the other songs were garbage. Mary you are the living proof!!!

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  13. kimberly January 25, 2012

    what’s new, it happens all the time. Some actors and actresses get snubbed for years. They stay strong for close to 15 yrs before even getting that award. What’s there for her will be hers. Mary J needs to have faith and hold on cause she is not the first individual being snubbed and will not be the last. keep your mouth shut mary, just remain humble.

  14. YOOSONDALOOSE January 25, 2012

    Poor Mary, very unfair.
    Not right, and none of links work 🙁

  15. Pfff.. January 25, 2012

    She is always sad.

  16. Faye January 25, 2012

    Mary you know damn well they only award one black artist every decade, don’t take it personal! You are a legend and your music is classic. The Academy doesn’t reflect the opinion of the public OBVIOUSLY!!!!

  17. James Light January 27, 2012

    I understand Mary J. Blige and her disappointment, but I don’t believe it was any thing personal. It is the way the voting occurs, the music branch has recently changed their rules for nomination, you are seeing the gap created by this method of voting, I am sure once this year’s Oscars are done … the music branch will look at this voting system and make appropriate changes. It is not a conspiracy or ignoring talent, it is a system gap.

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