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Mary J. Blige Calls Oscars 2012 'Mean' for Snubbing Her Song

January 25, 2012 03:47:30 GMT

In addition to expressing her dismay over the snub, Mary J. also lets her Twitter followers know that she's confused why the Best Original Song only has two contenders.


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Mary J. Blige was upset when finding out that her song "The Living Proof", which serves as a soundtrack for "The Help", got no nomination at this year's Academy Awards. The R&B singer took to Twitter to express her disappointment, calling the 2012 Oscars "Mean" for excluding the ballad tune from the list.

Just before the announcement, a hopeful Mary J. posted, "Ok Fam let's all pray ?. The Oscar Nominations are about to be announced..'The Help' all of the nods in the categories deserved+ Song." Once she learned about the exclusion, she wrote, "It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean."

The 41-year-old New Yorker added, "2 only nominate 2 of the 5 slots is......." She refers to the Best Original Song category which only lists two contenders this year, instead of five like it has been in the previous years. The nominees are "The Muppets" theme song "Man or Muppet", and "Rio" soundtrack "Real in Rio".

After showing off her displeasure and confusion over the trimmed list, the "Mr. Wrong" crooner re-tweeted a number of supportive messages from her followers. In response to the outpouring supports she received, the singer tweeted, "I'm so thankful for true fans like you all."

Prior to the Oscar nomination announcement, Mary J. was nominated for Best Original Song at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. Her "Living Proof" competed against Elton John's "Hello, Hello", Chris Cornell's "The Keeper", Brian Byrne's "Lay Your Head Down", and Madonna's "Masterpiece". She lost it to the Material Girl back then.

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posted by Shillaly Brother on Jan 25, 2012
The nomination process for Best Original Song is flawed. Voters rate each song from 6 to 10. There is an incentive to give your preferred songs a "10" and the rest a "6" to maximize the impact of your vote. As a result all but the most uniformly popular songs (Muppets, Rio) are weighed down with low votes and can't make the minimum threshold of 8.25. In a year with so many strong candidates it's a shame that Oscar viewers will only be exposed to two songs...

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