Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Raphael Saadiq, Jonny Greenwood Up For Golden Globes

by VVN Music

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced their nominees for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

The awards, which are for both film and television, include a couple of music related categories but, this year, one veteran artist has scored a nomination in the acting categories.

Mary J. Blige is up for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Mudbound. The movie is about two World War II veterans who return home to rural Mississippi to battle both racism and PTSD. Blige plays Florence Jackson, the mother of soldier Ronsel Jackson.

Blige has been receiving accolades from a number of organizations for her performance including runner-up for Best Supporting Actress from the Los Angeles Film Critics and nominations in the same category for the Critics Choice and Satellite Awards.  She has already won Breakthrough Performance at the Hollywood Film Awards and IndieWire Honors and was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Blige is also nominated for Best Original Song From a Motion Picture for the song "Mighty River" from Mudbound which she wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Also nominated in the cateory is Mariah Carey for the song "The Star".

The nominations in the category:
  • “HOME” — FERDINAND 
    • Music by: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson 
    • Lyrics by: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter
  • “MIGHTY RIVER” — MUDBOUND
    • Music by: Raphael Saadiq
    • Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson
  • “REMEMBER ME” — COCO
    • Music by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
    • Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “THE STAR” — THE STAR
    • Music by: Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman
    • Lyrics by: Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman 
  • “THIS IS ME” — THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
    • Music by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
    • Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is up for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture for the film Phantom Thread. The other nominees in the category:
  • Carter Burwell - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • Alexandre Desplat - THE SHAPE OF WATER
  • Jonny Greenwood - PHANTOM THREAD
  • John Williams - THE POST
  • Hans Zimmer - DUNKIRK

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