Obviously, the 2020 Oscars already happened, but Jennifer Lopez is just opening up about being snubbed by the academy. As anyone who watched Hustlers will know, J.Lo did an amazing job as Ramona and absolutely deserved a nomination.
While speaking to Oprah during her 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour, Jennifer talked about what it was like not to get the nom. She said (via Daily Mail):
"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.' 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."
But even more heartbreaking is that Jennifer felt as though she disappointed the people who work with her, saying, "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." And really, J.Lo shouldn't feel that way at all—if anything, the academy should feel as though they let people (i.e., me and other J.Lo fans) down, cause really, they did!
Also, Jennifer was nominated for a National Society of Film Critics award and she just did the freakin' Super Bowl Halftime show, so she'll be just fine with or without an Oscar!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.