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Jennifer Lopez Admits She Was 'Sad' She Didn't Get an Oscar Nomination for 'Hustlers'

Jennifer Lopez Admits She Was 'Sad' She Didn't Get an Oscar Nomination for 'Hustlers'

Jennifer Lopez is addressing her Oscars snub.

While sitting down with Oprah Winfrey during her 2020 Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour on Saturday (February 29) in Los Angeles, the 50-year-old entertainer admitted she was “sad” she didn’t receive an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers.

“I was sad, 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 it doesn’t you’re crazy.’” Jennifer shared via The Hollywood Reporter. “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. Also I felt like my whole team — 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.”

Despite the snub, Jennifer said she had to look at all the accomplishments she received that year.

“I had to re-examine like ‘Why do you do this, what are you so sad about right now? You just had the most amazing year of your life — you just had the biggest opening of a movie in your career, you just walked the runway in Milan and had a fashion moment [in her iconic Versace dress], you’re doing the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, what is it?’”

“And you want people’s validation,” Jennifer continued. “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,” eventually realizing that “I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.”

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