The 2020 Oscar nominations are out and Jennifer Lopez has been snubbed.
Lopez’s portrayal of Ramona in Hustlers, an adaptation of Jessica Pressler’s New York article about strippers with a side hustle, was critically lauded and she landed a Golden Globe nomination for the role. The movie was a hit at the box office, but she was shut out of the best-supporting actress category, despite a grassroots Oscar campaign.
Lots of people weren’t pleased.
THE FAREWELL and HUSTLERS were two truly original, excellent and PROFITABLE films both written and directed by women and their total shut-out is discouraging. #Oscars— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) January 13, 2020
Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria was also shut out; in fact, no women were nominated in the best director category.
People were also calling out the snubbing of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, as well as Lupita Nyong’o’s performance in Us.