Composer says nomination for ‘Mudbound’ is milestone

Staff report


Raphael Saadiq’s musical work has thrust him into the limelight once again. The musician earned an Academy Award nomination for his co-writing efforts on Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River,” an original song from the Netflix film “Mudbound.”

Saadiq called the Oscar nod for best original song a “huge milestone” in his career, but he is trying to stay even keel. When he first heard the news of the nomination through a friend’s text message, he just smiled.

“I’ve always worked diligently no matter what,” he said in a recent interview.

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