Mary J. Blige Is An Oscar Nominee - Noise11.com
Mary J Blige plays Hamer Hall on Wednesday 12 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Mary J Blige. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Mary J. Blige Is An Oscar Nominee

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on January 24, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Singer Mary J. Blige is officially an Oscar contender.

On Tuesday (January 23) morning, the full list of Academy Award nominations was announced by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. The Shape of Water, a low budget fantasy film, fell one short of tying the record for most nominations with 13 nods while Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri has nine and Dunkirk named in seven.

Blige is up for Best Supporting Actress and Original Song for the film Mudbound, two of the four nominations the film received. For acting, she is up against Allison Janney for I, Tanya, Lesley Manville for Phantom Thread, Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird and Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water. Janney is the strong favorite in the category, sweeping awards already given this season.

In the Original Song category, Blige is nominated with fellow veteran artist Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson while Diane Warren is up for “Stand Up For Something” from the film Marshall which she wrote with Lonnie R. Lynn.

The nominees for Original Song:

“Mighty River” from Mudbound – Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq & Taura Stinson
“Mystery of Love” from Call Me By My Name – Sufjan Stevens
“Remember Me” from Coco – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
“Stand Up For Something” from Marshall – Diane Warren & Lonnie R. Lynn
“This is Me” from The Greatest Showman – Benji Pasek & Justin Paul

In the category of Original Score, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is up for his his first Oscar for Phantom Thread while John Williams has his 51st nod for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of those, he has won five times for Fiddler on the Roof (1972), Jaws (1976), Star Wars (1977), E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1983) and Schindler’s List (1994).

The nominees for Original Score:

Dunkirk – Hanz Zimmer
Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood
The Shape of Water – Alexander Desplat
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – John Williams
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Carter Burwell

The full nominations list can be seen at Oscars.org.

vvnmusic.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

The Backstreet Boys perform at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Friday 8 May 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
14 Injured At Backstreet Boys Concert In Oklahoma

14 Backstreet Boys fans were injured in Oklahoma on Saturday when a storm knocked over entrance trusses before the group’s outdoor concert.

7 hours ago
Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis of Korn Wife Deven Found Dead At Age 39

Deven Davis, the estranged wife of Korn singer Jonathan Davis, has been found dead at the age of 39.

9 hours ago
Jack White, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Jack White Played A Show At The Tesla Factory

Jack White played a show for the workers at the Tesla head office in Fremont, California on Friday night (17 August, 2018).

1 day ago
Britney Spears - image By Ros O'Gorman
Britney Spears Ordered To Pay Ex $100000 In Legal Fees

Britney Spears has been forced to hand over $100,000 (£78,800) to her ex-husband Kevin Federline to cover his legal costs as their child support dispute rumbles on.

4 days ago
Josh Groban performs an intimate show at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne on Friday 24 July 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Josh Groban Covers Simon & Garfunkel and Billy Joel On Bridges

Josh Groban has covered the music and Simon & Garfunkel and Billy for his eighth album ‘Bridges’.

5 days ago
Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pearl Jam Perform A Cover Of Chris Cornell ‘Missing’

Pearl Jam paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of his song ‘Missing’ at their show in Seattle this week.

5 days ago
Thom Yorke, Radiohead, Photo: Ros O'Gorman
Thom Yorke Is Heading Out Solo Again

Thom Yorke will take time off Radiohead to head out on a solo tour with his long-time collaborator Nigel Godrich.

5 days ago