Jennifer Lopez Tells Oprah Oscars Snub Was a ‘Letdown’ in Candid Interview

We can all say we were disappointed to discover Jennifer Lopez was snubbed by the Oscars for her role in Hustlers. And as it turns out, so was J.Lo herself. 

At The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 29, the singer/actress joined Oprah in front of a live audience for the eighth stop on Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour with WW. And while they discussed a variety of topics, from her recent Superbowl Halftime performance to her milestone 50th birthday, it was Lopez’s take on that Oscar snub that caught our attention.

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“I was sad…I was a little sad,” Lopez said. “Because there was a lot of build-up to it. I got so many good notices, like more than ever in my career, and there was a lot of like, 'She’s gonna get nominated for an Oscar.' I’m reading all the articles and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, could this happen?’ And then it didn’t, and I was like, ‘Ouch!’ It was a little bit of a letdown.” However, the 50-year-old remained positive and revealed that it was all part of the experience. 

If you didn’t know, J.Lo quite literally defied gravity playing Ramona in Hustlers. While critics applauded the actress’s performance, she was left off the list of nominees. But her performance didn’t go completely unnoticed, as she was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the role. Unfortunately for Lopez, the award went to Laura Dern for Marriage Story

But, hey, at least she’s looking on the bright side. That’s the kind of optimism we all need.