Jennifer Lopez had been one of the big snubs at the 2020 Oscars– now she’s opened up about how she felt when she didn’t see her name nominated and what she learned from that disappointment.
Everyone expected her to be nominated for the Academy Awards because of her role as Ramona in Hustlers, because her performance had been applauded by audiences and critics and because she had been nominated for several other awards, such as the Golden Globes, screen actors guild awards, and critics’ choice awards. But in the end, his name didn’t make it to the list of stars vying for the Oscars.
“I was talking about it just the other day. Elaine (Goldsmith-Thomas, her collaborator) made a post where she listed all the nominations and wins of that season. And when it came to the Oscars, there was such an obvious absence. It was a beating,” Jennifer Lopez told Allure.
“I wondered what it meant that I should be nominated for everyone, but that wasn’t the case in the end. What does it mean? That the other nominations are real and this one is not? I got to a point where I realized that’s not the motivation why I do this job. I don’t have to do it to get 10 Oscars or 20 Grammys.”
The 51-year-old then reflected on what is really important: ” The point is to create and the joy that comes to me from the things I put out there in the world, that entertain, inspire and give strength to people”.