Mary J Blige at the Gotham Awards last night, continuing to show up for award season. And dress for award season. 

As mentioned, Mary’s got a shot at a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in Mudbound. Momentum continues to build. Two weeks ago she wasn’t showing up on many of the predictor lists but now the experts have updated their selections and Mary’s name is all over the board. 

If she continues to be present like this, attending as many award circuit events as she can, she’s in. I can’t see how her name won’t be called on nomination day. 

As for this dress, with the gold accents in her hair, around her neck, across the body, bright up against the black fabric – it’s like the whole look is was inspired by Oscar, non?