Ouch, It Was A Little Bit Of A Letdown – Jennifer Lopez Reacts To Oscars’ Snub
Multiple award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is finally reacting to missing out on an Oscar nomination for her role in the film “Hustlers.”
Fans were left disappointed after the star was snubbed at this year’s Oscars despite the buzz prior to the awards that the actress was sure to get a nod.
JLo, as she is fondly called, was expected to have snagged a nomination for supporting actress, but she was missing from the list. Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”), Florence Pugh (“Little Women”) and Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”) made the cut instead, with Dern taking home the award.
Speaking about the snub at Oprah Winfrey’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour” on Saturday, Lopez said:
“I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it. There were so many articles. I got so many good notices — more than ever in my career — and there was a lot of ‘She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar. It’s going to happen; if she doesn’t, you’re crazy.’ I’m reading all the articles going, ‘Oh my God, could this happen?’ And then it didn’t and I was like, ‘Ouch.’ It was a little bit of a letdown,” she said.
Lopez also admitted she felt like she let her close friends and peers down.
“Most of my team has been with me for years — 20, 25 years — and I think they had a lot of hopes on that and they wanted it, too. So I felt like I let everyone down a little bit,” she said.
“You realize you want people’s validation. You want people to say you did a good job, and I realized, ‘No, you don’t need that. You do this because you love it,’” she said. “I don’t need this award to tell me I’m enough.”
JLo may have missed out on winning the prestigious Oscars but she earned nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Indie Spirit Awards for her role as Ramona in “Hustlers,” and seems to have gotten over the Academy’s snub.
Hustlers, which also stars Constance Wu, Lizzo and Cardi B, is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, and is based on a 2015 article for the New York magazine titled ‘The Hustlers At Scores’.
The film explores the stories of strippers who seek revenge on wealthy clients during the recession in the mid 2000s.