Mary J. Blige is upset over her Oscar snub, insisting Academy Awards bosses are "mean' to only nominate two songs.
The R&B star's theme from The Help, The Living Proof, was a pre-nominations favourite but the track was overlooked when the contenders were announced on Tuesday (24Jan12), along with Sir Elton John's Gnomeo & Juliet song Hello Hello and Madonna's Golden Globe winning Masterpiece from W.E.
Instead, Academy bosses selected Bret MCKenzie's Man or Muppet from The Muppets and Sergio Mendes' Rio tune Real in Rio.
Blige has now shared her disappointment with her Twitter.com followers, writing, "I'm so thankful for true fans like you all. It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean 2 (sic) only nominate 2 of the 5 slots..."
The singer is referring to the fact that five songs are normally selected.
Also missing from the nominations list is the critically-acclaimed tune Lay Your Head Down, which actress Glenn Close co-wrote for her Albert Nobbs movie.
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The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.