(AllHipHop News) Congratulations go out to the Queen of Hip Hop Soul. The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and Mary J. Blige was selected for the Best Supporting Actress category.
Blige’s turn in the Netflix period piece Mudbound puts her up against Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Hong Chau (Downsizing), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). The song "Mighty River" from the Dee Rees-directed film also gives MJB another nom for "Best Original Song" along with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson.
Previously, Blige was nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Globe Awards and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The 47-year-old entertainer lost both the Golden Globe and the SAG to Janney.