So The Academy award nominations ARE IN! And ‘The Help’ is one of the leading films grabbing nods for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Although The Help raked them in for the Big Screen, Musically, not so much. Mary J, Blige’s ‘The Living Proof,’ the original song from ‘The Help,’ wasn’t included as one of nominees for Best Original Song.
And Mary seemed a bit upset as she tweeted;
“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…….”
Many angry fans began to tweet claims of racism and unfairness due to the Academy’s alleged snub. But you know what? We’re indifferent. You really want to know why Mary wasn’t nominated?
Because the Academy didn’t like the song.
Let’s not think that just because ‘The Help’ is getting so much Golden Globe and Oscar Love that the song accompanying it automatically has to, because that’s not true. It’s not a joint deal. Obviously. The Academy didn’t feel the need to nominate it, and they didn’t.
Why the need to shout Racism ALL THE TIME?
But Mary was nominated for a Golden Globes in the Best Original Song category, isn’t that an amazing accomplishment in itself?
Guys, such is life, You win some and you loose some.