Happy Hump Day!  I’m filling in for Don Durito again tonight and I’m continuing with the theme I started in Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 44, music from award-nominated (and hopefully award-winning) movies with political and environmental themes.  Since the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, I’m featuring two Oscar-nominated songs.

The first song is “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall,” which is also nominated for a Grammy.

“Stand Up For Something” by Andra Day feat. Common. Written by Diane Warren and Lonnie Lynn, from the original soundtrack to the motion picture “Marshall”, in theaters Oct. 13, 2017.

In case this looks familiar, I posted it in the comments to Midweek Cafe and Lounge, Vol. 45.  I’m an environmentalist; I recycle.

The next song for today is Mary J Blige – “Mighty River” (Mudbound OST).

Not only did Mary J. Blige earn a nomination for this song that she wrote and sung, she earned a nomination for her acting in the film.  This is the first time someone has been nominated at the Academy Awards for both music and acting in the same year.  Not even Barbra Streisand has pulled that off!

I’ll post the rest of the nominated songs in comments as I see fit.  I invite the rest of you to post your favorite songs from movies and television in the comments as well.

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