Mary J Blige Wins Best Supporting Actress for 'Power Book II: Ghost' at the NAACP Image Awards

Cathrine Mabvudza
Mar 29, 2021
11:50 A.M.
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Mary J. Blige just added another trophy to her collection after winning the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the NAACP Images Awards for her role as a queen pin in "Power Book II: Ghost."

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Starz hit series "Power Book II: Ghost" dominated the 52nd NAACP Image Awards with three big wins for Outstanding Drama Series and Oustanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series. 

Mary J. Blige, who took the Outstanding Supporting Actress award in a Drama Series, took to Instagram to celebrate her big win and congratulate her co-stars on the big night.

Mary J. Blige poses at Remy Martin’s Toast To The Arts on March 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Blige shared a trio of photos commemorating her award. In her caption, she congratulated her co-star, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, and the rest of the "Power Book II: Ghost" team on their awards. She wrote:

"Wow a dream came true!! I’ve been a @power_starz fan for years and now this!!! God is too amazing."

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Blige's fans were delighted that her powerful performance in the series had been recognized and flooded her comments section with praise and congratulatory messages. 

One fan exclaimed, "Well deserved," while another wrote, "o happy for you. You’re remarkable on the show and you elevate us all." A third fan added, "I lovvveeee you on that show! Like obsessed."

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Blige told USA Today that her character, Monet Tejada, a queen pin and single mother, resonated with her as a woman and a survivor in a male-dominated world. She added:

"Women are always ahead because we have so much to deal with...We’re always strategizing for survival."

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While Blige's life and career are enviable, she has not always been at her peak and fought hard for survival in her younger years. From drug and alcohol abuse to a messy divorce with Kendu Isaacs in 2016, Blige has been through it all.

The "Mudbound" actress admitted to The Guardian's Rebecca Nicholson that at some point, she lost confidence in herself as an artist until 2014 when she recorded "The London Sessions" with Sam Smith and Disclosure.

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At 50 years old, Blige has learned to love and appreciate herself by reminding herself of her beauty and her worth. Her self-care routine includes relaxing baths and listening to music while sipping a glass of her Sun Goddess wine.

The "No More Drama" singer recently launched her own wine brand, which was birthed during the pandemic. Blige said she was inspired to create Sun Goddess Wines to lighten the world during a difficult period.

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