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We guess we weren’t the only ones to feel disappointed that Jennifer Lopez didn’t receive an Oscars nomination for her role as Ramona in Hustlers.
J-Lo has finally broken her silence on the infamous Academy Awards snub, by telling Oprah that she was “sad” that the academy had overlooked her performance after receiving such high praise from everyone else…
(She was nominated for Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others.)
“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 told Oprah during her 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour.
“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.”
We do feel for J-Lo, but hope that the snub didn’t get her down too much. After all, the world is still talking about her and Shakira’s epic Super Bowl Halftime performance – the performance which will no doubt go down in history! Surely that’s better than any Oscars nomination?
“I think what happened, with the Super Bowl, with this whole year … a sold-out tour, getting nominated for all these awards, and then not getting the Oscar thing, I had to re-examine, ‘Why do you do this? What are you so sad about right now?’” she added.
“And you realize that you want people’s validation. You want people to say you did a good job. … I don’t need that.
“I’m actually here, and I’m OK, and I am enough. I don’t need this award right here to tell me I’m enough.”
That’s the spirit!
Nomination or no nomination, nobody can deny that J-Lo’s Hustlers performance was out of this world!