Jennifer Lopez was one of the many high-profile stars snubbed when the 2020 Oscar nominees were rolled out.
Many thought that Jennifer, 50, would have picked up at least a nomination since she was previously nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics’ Choice Award for her work in Hustlers. So, to be one of the many women overlooked was a real kick in the gut for her.
“Jennifer was really confident going into the Oscar nominations and was very disappointed to not have been nominated,” a source close to the star shares.
“She really felt like Hustlers was her best work to date and after completing the project thought she’d be nominated, so of course she’s bummed. She’s human.”
“However, she’s really going to use this to push herself into acting in more serious movie roles,” the source says.
While JLo’s filmography shows she can act more dramatically, for every Enough and Selena, there’s an Ice Age: Continental Drift and Monster-In-Law.
It seems that this snub is just going to fuel her fire to re-establish herself as a dramatic force in Hollywood. “She wants to be taken as a serious movie star, and it’s a major goal of hers to eventually get a nomination and win,” says the source.
“She felt this was her year,” the insider adds, “and was planning her schedule for 2020 accordingly as if she’d be attending the Oscars.
She took the project extremely seriously and studied hard, so although it’s upsetting and she was surprised to not hear her name called, she’s still very proud of all that the film has accomplished for her.”