“It’s true that I’m really starting to think I’m going to be nominated.”
Jennifer Lopez she gets really honest about her Oscar pursuit – and she was actually very upset about it.
After the release of her film Hustlers In 2019, there was a lot of noise for the Oscars around the film – and Jennifer says she was sure she would get a nomination.
Unfortunately, that nomination never arrived, and the current reactions of the entertainers were recorded by the camera in her new documentary Half time.
Jennifer explained that, after not sleeping before the nomination was announced, she received a phone call from her sister Linda, who immediately said: “I hate these fucking people” – and she knew that the news was not good.
And after feeling like she “let everyone down” after losing the Golden Globe, Jennifer says the criticism for the Oscars was particularly heavy.
“It’s true that I really started thinking I would be nominated,” Jennifer said, adding, “I raised my hopes because so many people told me I would be, and then it didn’t happen.”
Jennifer said that, after taking some time to think about the whole thing, she realized that she had not made a film “for an award” or that she would look like “the best actress in the world”.
“No, I’m doing this to tell stories and to influence change and to connect with people and make them feel things because I want to feel something,” Jennifer admitted.
She continued, “That’s why I do it, because I want to make the world a better place in my own little way.”
And instead of being upset about the whole thing, Jennifer pledged to “keep working” and “not be afraid to be loud and use my voice the best I can.”
Half time is now available to stream on Netflix.