Raphael Saadiq Earns Golden Globe Nomination for “Mighty River” from Mudbound


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.