Patton Oswalt and Daniel Radcliffe weren't the only ones feeling the burn of being overlooked by the Academy: R&B star Mary J. Blige says she too was disappointed that her song, "The Living Proof" from "The Help," wasn't nominated in the best original song category.
The artist tweeted about it when the nominations were announced, and tells CNN that the snub "hurt because we put our heart and soul into it and we worked really hard."
"You know, I wrote that song from [the] heart," she went on, adding that she's chalking it up to a learning experience. "I believe that God has something better. When something like that happens you just got to look at the bright side and say, 'Something better will come along.'”
Blige, who is also part of Bono's (RED) initiative, which helps combat HIV/AIDS, says she's happy that she's able to do something better with her stardom.
“I believe we lend our celebrity status to something because people will say, ‘Well if they are doing it, then we want to be a part of it too.' And I just don’t feel that we were given these careers and this platform and all of this superstar status to just be selfish with it. And the gift that we’ve been given is to draw people in.”
THE FIRST PERSON THAT SAYS THE "N" WORD, REGARDLESS OF RACE TO ME THEY BECOME ONE....
ITS FUNNY CAUSE IN MY MIND – I AM THINKING YOU ARE A "N" AND THEY KNOW IT, THEY ARE JUST
TO EMBARRASSED TO SAY ANYTHING....SO DON'T FOR THIS!
It sounds racist, but it's probably not. The kid probably has no idea what he is saying. All he knows is he gets no attention, is lonely and starved for any kind of human interaction, even being scolded at by others. He chooses whatever is most inflammatory to each topic, types away and waits for all the attention to roll in. Kid is just socially mal-adjusted and desperate.
Racism is alive & well in the Oscar nomination process & on this thread! The song was beautiful, the movie was poignant & the theme should have been nominated! But, alas, MJB is a little too hip-hop for the Academy! Oh well, maybe next year!!
If she hadn't left Ari's agency, she would have got the nomination. Don't mess with Ari.
Mary Should have had Celine Dion record that song. Then it would have been nominated, would win, and Mary would get the oscar.
better get this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM
It amuses me when individuals say their work should have been nominated for something. Such modesty is so becoming
Happy Birthday Sarah Palin
Truth but not the truth i can expect you to say something like that look where you live . Sarah Palan is also from Alaska the land of the crazy.
FACT: AND THAT IS THE TRUTH......(2TIMONTHY 3:1-5) SAYS IN THE "LAST DAYS"
PEOPLE WOULD HAVE "NO NATURAL AFFECTION"
BUT WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE BY THEIR SPEECH.
@TRUTH- (JAMES 3:15-17) "THE WISDOM FROM ABOVE DOES NOT MAKE PARTIAL DISTINCTIONS,
NOT HYPOCRITICAL, BUT BITTER WORDS OF JEALOUSY CONTENTIOUSNESS THIS IS NOT THE WISDOM
FROM GOD, BUT IS "DEMONIC" EARTHLY, ANIMAL. WHERE THERE IS HATE, CONTENTIOUSNESS
THERE IS DISORDER AND EVERY VILE THING....PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING USED BY THE DEVIL
ARE EXPOSE BY WHAT THEY SAY.....
MJB get a prize for that crap? N1GG@ PLEEZE!
She has to realize that just because she made a song, she doeant deserve an award, let alone recognition, boo hoo
sheeeew. i can smell those stinky smellies from here in Alaska. thank goodness there arent too many spear chucking kneegrow cannibals here. alaska is a ok.
Comments like that, Mrs. Palin, are the reason you will never be president.
The Truth is the type of person that hides behind wall posts. This is all he or she knows. Step out of the barn and give your lover a break you ignorant f–k.
Jesus died for you too, If you call him he will answer and heal the hurts of ur wounded heart. Only someone with open sores and lots of voids and emptiness will spew it out on others happiness. I see u in the spirit and I know GOD will answer my prayer for you. LORD in ur son JESUS mighty name, you see this one who call him/her self truth, cause ur Holy Spirt to heal those deep emotionall scars that causes them to try to hurt and anger others because of where they are in life. LORD send ur mercy and heal that heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh, a new heart, a healed heart. In the name of JESUS, ur son, and my SAVIOR AMEN!!! (now dats the TRUTH)
A smelly stinky unclean sweaty hairy unwashed j!ggaboo n!gger that cant sing and smells the place up with her stinky n!gger self. Plus I bet she has never use deodoranr in her life and probably never takes baths. Thats just the way the j!ggaboos roll baby.
i can not understand why you would write such hate but i guess when your mom has been with many that is your problem.
I dare you to say something like that to my face. Internet thugs crack me up.
so sorry ur so misberably sad. I pray the LORD has mercy on ur soul ,,, smh Please LORD erase this person's pain !!!
You probably wish you were black. People like you always make racist comment about black people but the truth is you want to be us. You want a black boyfriend. You want a dark tan. You want fuller lips. You want a big butt. You don't have these things. Therefore, you make ignorant racist comments because you hate the person you are. I bet your ex white boyfriend left you for a black woman and that is why you are bitter. Too bad. Black is beautiful!
people u are just a bunch of haters. love mary j blidge lover her song if u dont liker hersong just dont buyy her album and that it
. why people are such haters
FACT: GET OVER IT, JUST BECAUSE YOU PUT YOUR HEART AND SOUL INTO SOMETHING YOU
LIKE DOES NOT MEAN EVERYONE LIKES IT....NOW THE REAL PROBLEM IS THIS,
WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT PAIN AND SORROWS THERE IS ENOUGH
DEPRESSION IN THIS WORLD, AND SHE NEEDS TO MOVE ON MAYBE TO
ACTING NO MORE DANCING – JUST KNOW YOUR TIMING.
The Academy Scoring members made a huge mistake not to nominate "The Living Proof". Such a beautiful song ! People relate to pain and joy .. Bottom Line !
And Mary J is the best in todays music to translate emotion in song and at concerts. Trust me Hollywood is begging her to sing a song for there film project.. And the Oscar opportunity will present itself again. Her talent cannot be denied ..
Bow down to Queen MJB !!
Hmmm, I wonder if this "snub" will force her to write 159 more songs about how she's bout to get real and overcome the pain of all the wrongs she has suffered in her life.
funny... Though I LOVE MJB, baby...
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