Mary J. Blige was expected to be nominated for an Academy Award for her song, " " from the critically-acclaimed film The Help. But the song was not nominated, nor were songs by fellow superstars Elton John and Madonna.
The Best Original Song category normally features five nominations, but these year only two were included. The move surprised many--not the least of whom was Blige.
"I'm so thankful for true fans like you all," she tweeted. "It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean. 2 only nominate 2 of the 5 slots is......."
The only songs nominated for Best Original Song are "Man or Muppet" from The Muppets and "Real in Rio" from Rio.