Jennifer Lopez "was sad" not to receive an Oscar nomination for Hustlers

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Photo credit: Leon Bennett - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she "was sad" not to get an Oscar nomination for Hustlers.

The star, who played a veteran stripper in the critically-acclaimed film, was applauded for her performance and received awards buzz for her role, but was not nominated at the Academy Awards.

During Oprah Winfrey's 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour this weekend, Jennifer confessed that she "felt like I let everyone down".

"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 said. "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," she recalled.

The actress continued: "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."

Lorene Scafaria’s film follows the story of down-on-her-luck New York stripper Destiny (Constance Wu), who makes friends with the club’s top-earning stripper, Ramona Vega, played by Lopez. When the Wall Street crash impacts their profits, they devise a plan to take their lives back. One iconic scene from the movie sees the 50-year-old actress perform a strip tease to Fiona Apple’s ‘Criminal’.

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

This weekend's appearance comes after Jennifer performed a dazzling Super Bowl halftime show earlier this month alongside Shakira. She took to the stage once again for Oprah's motivational event in California on Saturday wearing a canary yellow suit with gold heels. The star will next appear on screen in upcoming romantic comedy Marry Me based on a graphic novel of the same name.

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