J.Lo reveals how she really felt after Oscars snub

 

Jennifer Lopez is opening up about how she really felt after she was snubbed for an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers. 

During a conversation with Oprah Winfrey on the Los Angeles stop of Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour on Saturday night, Lopez revealed she was "sad" not to have earned a nomination -- and said that she felt like she "let everyone down a little bit." 

"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,'" Lopez said, per 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," she 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."

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Jennifer Lopez and mom Guadalupe Lopez out and about on September 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Jennifer Lopez attends the "Hustlers" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez attends Alexander Wang & STXfilms’ New York Special Screening of “Hustlers” on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for STXfilms / Alexander Wang)
NEW YORK, NY- Jennifer Lopez at The View promoting Hustlers on September 11, 2019 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 25: Jennifer Lopez attends the Photo Call For STX Entertainment's "Hustlers" at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on August 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez attends the Audi Canada, Sofia and World Class post-screening event for "Hustlers" during the Toronto International Film Festival at Sofia on September 08, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/Getty Images for Audi Canada)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: SiriusXM Town Hall with Jennifer Lopez hosted by Hoda Kotb at the SiriusXM Studios on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez is seen on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 881 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Lopez during an interview with host Seth Meyers on September 11, 2019 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1116 -- Pictured: Actress Jennifer Lopez arrives to the show on September 10, 2019 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 08: Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu stop by AT&T ON LOCATION during Toronto International Film Festival 2019 at Hotel Le Germain on September 08, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for AT&T)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Jennifer Lopez at the "Hustlers" Press Conference at the Fairmont Royal York on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by V E Anderson/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend the "Hustlers" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for TIFF)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jennifer Lopez is seen on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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While she didn't earn an Oscar nomination for her role in the Lorene Scafaria-directed drama, Lopez was nominated for a Golden Globe, SAG Award and Critics' Choice Award. It was still a great year for the actress, who also co-headlined the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira.

"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?'" she shared. 

'You want people's validation. 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," Lopez said, noting she eventually realized, "I don't need this award right here to tell me that I am enough."

In a January interview with ET just before Oscar nominations were announced, Lopez said she wouldn't be waking up early to see if she got a nod. "Call me when it's over!" she exclaimed, adding that she has "nothing to complain about" -- except a few sore muscles from Super Bowl rehearsals.   

"I mean, my life right now is just so amazing. My personal life, my kids, everything. Everything's just in a great place, and I feel really lucky," she said. 

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