Mary Blige, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas get Golden Globe nods

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez pose for a portrait at the 86th Oscars Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pair were nominated, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for a Golden Globe award for best original song for "Remember Me," a song featured in the animated film, "Coco." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this March 11, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey arrives at the Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Carey was nominated for a Golden Globe for best original song on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for "The Star," featured in the animated film of the same name. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the 27th annual Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards in New York. Blige was nominated for two Golden Globe awards on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, including one for best original song for "Mighty River," featured in "Mudbound." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by Netflix shows Mary J. Blige in a scene from "Mudbound." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Blige was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Netflix via AP)
FILE - In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Justin Paul, left, and Benj Pasek arrive at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Paul and Pasek were nominated for a Golden Globe award for best original song for "This Is Me," featured in "The Greatest Showman." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, singer Nick Jonas arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ferdinand" in Los Angeles. Jonas was nominated for a Golden Globe on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 for his song "Home," which is featured in the film. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Mary J. Blige is dancing into the Golden Globe Awards as a double nominee — for her acting and songwriting — while Mariah Carey, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Nick Jonas are some of the other popular singers also nominated.

Blige earned nominations Monday for her work in the Dee Rees' period film "Mudbound." She's up for best supporting actress in a motion picture and best original song for "Mighty River," which she co-wrote.

"I feel so good. I've been thanking God all morning long. I've been up since my phone has been ringing," the 46-year-old singer said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

"Mudbound," released on Netflix last month, follows two neighboring families — one black, one white — on a hardscrabble farm in 1940s Mississippi. Blige plays the role of Florence Jackson, a mother and sharecropper's wife.

They filmed last summer in New Orleans, around the time Blige announced she was divorcing from her husband and former manager. She said she took all of the emotion from her personal life and put it into the film.

"I would come over to (my acting coach's) house and I would be going through it. And she would say, 'Take all of that mess and give it to Florence. Give everything to Florence.' And I just gave Florence everything that was good, bad, vulnerable, that was strong, that was sad, that was disappointing," she said.

Blige detailed the very public breakup and infidelity claims on her album, "Strength of a Woman," released in April.

"2016 was the year that I didn't know what the heck was going on. As women we have intuition, we don't know exactly what's happening, we just feel everything. I know I feel everything. And I just gave ... everything I was feeling to Florence," she added.

Blige, who grew up in New York, said trips to the South to visit her family also helped her connect to the character: "I would see my grandmother and my aunts and they were this woman Florence, so I saw this woman a lot. I think I probably have her in my DNA."

She also said it was tough transforming from Mary J. Blige, the 9-time Grammy-winning R&B superstar, to Mary J. Blige, the actress.

"I wear a lot of wigs and weaves and things like that, but for this I had to wear my own textured hair, which I was never really wanting to do, especially without a perm," Blige said. "And (Dee Rees) was like, 'No, I want nappy edges. I want Florence to look like she's a sharecropper's wife, and it was a little hard disconnecting from Mary J. Blige because she's been around for a minute. So it was hard to get rid of her, but once I got rid of her Florence actually liberated Mary. So it was sad but beautiful at the same time."

Blige's two nominations are the only ones "Mudbound" earned Monday.

The singer shares her best original song nomination with Taura Stinson and Raphael Saadiq, the singer-songwriter-producer who has worked on hits for Solange, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and himself.

Blige's competition includes Carey, who is nominated for the Christmas tune "The Star," from the animated movie of the same name.

"Listen, I've been a fan of Mariah Carey since Mariah Carey came out. It's a beautiful thing to see all of your peers at the same time being blessed and nominated and recognized for our work," Blige said.

Jonas is also up for best original song for "Home" from the animated film "Ferdinand." Jonas and Carey are first-time Globe nominees; Blige was up for an award at the 2012 show for "The Living Proof" from the film, "The Help."

Other best original song nominees include Oscar-winning composers. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the husband-and-wife songwriting duo behind "Let It Go" from "Frozen," are nominated for "Remember Me" from the film "Coco," while Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — who earned an Oscar this year for "City of Stars" from "La La Land," are up for "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman."

Greenwood earned a nomination for best original score for "Phantom Thread." Other nominees include Hans Zimmer for "Dunkirk," Alexandre Desplat for "The Shape of Water," Carter Burwell for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and John Williams for "The Post."

The 75th annual Golden Globes will air live on January 7, 2018.

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