Raphael Saadiq received his first Golden Globe nomination this week for writing “Mighty River” for the Mudbound soundtrack. He was nominated alongside co-writers Mary J. Blige and frequent collaborator Taura Simpson. “Mighty River” has also been nominated for a Soul Train Award and a Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards.
Saadiq is the composer for HBO’s Insecure and he executive-produced music for the Sundance documentary, STEP. On nomination he said,
“The nomination really caught me off guard. I guess I like surprises after all. It’s great to share this with Taura & Mary J.”
Dee Rees is the director of Mudbound which is streaming now on Netflix.