Mary J. Blige has made history with her two nominations for the 90th Academy Awards:
“Mary J Blige has officially made Oscar history as the first person ever to be nominated for an acting performance and an original song in a single year.
The Grammy award winning R&B superstar has earned an Oscar nom for her role as an impoverished farmer’s wife in the Dee Reese directed feature film Mudbound in the supporting actress category, and also earned an Oscar nomination in the best original song category, for “Mighty River,” which she wrote and sang for the film. Both of these nominations make her the first person to earn a double Oscar nomination.”
Originally published: 1/23/2018