Mary J. Blige has officially made Oscars history!
Early Tuesday morning (Jan. 23), it was announced that the Grammy Award-winning singer has earned not one but two Oscar nods for her role in the film Mudbound. Mary is a hopeful winner for Best Supporting Actress in the Netflix tale about the deep South as well as Best Original Song for "Mighty River."
This feat is especially noteworthy considering MJB is the first person to be nominated in both a major acting category as well as a song category in the same year for the same film.
In the wake of the historic news, there has been an outpouring of support for the iconic R&B songbird. Take a look at the best reactions below.
If Mary J Blige wins an Oscar, I'm wylin' in the streets. I love her so much.— quinta b. (@quintabrunson) January 23, 2018
Mary J Blige has been nominated for an Oscar y'all. All the hateration in this holleration did not stand a chance.— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 23, 2018
MARY J BLIGE IS NOMINATED FOR TWO OSCARS! BLACK PPL, IT IS APPROPRIATE AND INDEED EXPECTED THAT YOU CALL IN SICK TODAY! I'M NOT GON CRY I'M NOT GON CRY I'M NOT GON SHED NO TEARS (YES I AM)!!!!!— Danez Smith (@Danez_Smif) January 23, 2018
Mary J. Blige got nominated for an Oscar. Wow!— Cousin Carl (@carlcheryAM) January 23, 2018
Is Mary J. Blige the first actress to be nominated for an Oscar a role in a Netflix movie? 😳😳😳— Chicago Wind West (@CineMasai_) January 23, 2018
Auntie Mary J. Blige out here with 2 Oscar Noms! Get em Auntie! pic.twitter.com/B6d1uIRWWW— Jessi (@Jessi_Dean) January 23, 2018
Y’all please join me in prayer as we manifest Mary J. Blige’s oscar win. 🗣 I SPEAK IT INTO EXISTENCE pic.twitter.com/g8EimLqkeU— lil intro vert (@bobscott200) January 23, 2018
In what has to be one of her toughest years personally, Mary J. Blige gets not one but TWO Oscar nominations. And she said she pulled from her personal pain in her role in "Mudbound." LOOK AT GAWD! Telling her that what is meant for her fall will end up in her victory. 🙏🏾— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) January 23, 2018
Mary J. Blige was going through a horrible divorce & started channeling her pain into a role that landed her multiple Oscar noms. This multitasking queen deserves each & every one. pic.twitter.com/qljiVMcc20— Chelsea J. Stewart (@baetoven_) January 23, 2018
Congrats MJB! Well deserved!