Mary J Blige makes history with her Oscar nomination. Mary J. Blige’s compelling performance as Florence Jackson in Mudbound has officially earned her an Oscar nomination. Announced on This morning, Mary received nominations in the Actress in a Supporting Role and Original Song categories for her contributions to the Dee Ree’s film. This is Blige’s first nomination and also makes history in two ways — in addition to being the first Oscar-nominated Actress in a Supporting Role in a film directed by a woman of color (Rees), Blige is also the first person ever to be nominated for a performance and original song in the same year —for the same film. Go Mary!