Jennifer Lopez Says ‘Hustlers’ Oscar Snub ‘Felt Like I Let Everyone Down’

Throughout the 2019-2020 awards season, a narrative had been building that Jennifer Lopez would receive her overdue, first-ever Academy Award nomination for her already iconic turn as a stripper in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” Oscar buzz around the actress began in earnest when the film popped at the Toronto International Film Festival, and then carried well beyond its September 13 release date, after which “Hustlers” earned nearly $160 million at the global box office.However, when nominations were announced on January 13 this year, Lopez was a no-show among the Best Supporting Actress nominees: Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”), Florence Pugh (“Little Women”), surprise late-breaking Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”), Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”), and Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), who ultimately won.Speaking with Oprah Winfrey as part of the mogul’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour” (via Deadline), Lopez got candid about her failure to land an Oscar nomination despite a season of plaudits and predictions from Oscars experts.

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