Patience is a virtue for Mary J. Blige, who was the first person in the history of the Academy Awards to score nominations for a performance, and an original song in the same year, for the same film (Mudbound). The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is already prepping an acceptance speech for the 93rd annual Oscar ceremony for a new song that is attached to the upcoming Belly of the Beast documentary.
“See What You’ve Done” is the title of the yet-to-be-released song for the Erika Cohn-directed film about the enforced and illegal sterilization of Black and Latinx women at Central California Women’s Facility. The bass-heavy record, which can be partially heard in the film’s trailer, is co-written by DJ Camper and Nova Wav, and produced by the former.
Mary also has “Can’t Be Life” from Body Cam in contention.
2 Original Songs + a Supporting Actress bid.
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