As many of you have no doubt heard, Oscar nominations were announced today and Mary’s name was not listed in the Best Original Song category.
Mary was considered a shoe in seeing as how her song was specifically written for “The Help,” which walked away with four nominations and has been considered a front runner for picture of the year.
Mary took to Twitter to voice her displeasure with the nominations process, wondering why the Academy would only nominate two songs out of a possible five.
“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…
Whatever else the singer may have been thinking she kept to herself and instead retweeted supportive comments made by her fans, many who thought the omission might be racially motivated.
On the flip side, I am sure singer/songwriter Siedah Garrett has no complaints today. The industry veteran did get a Best Original Song nomination for “Real in Rio,” the theme song from the animated movie Rio.
Garrett was last nominated in 2007 for her “Dreamgirls” single “Love You I Do.”
Don’t know who Siedah is? You better ask somebody. Her resume is impeccable.