Jennifer Lopez Oscar snub sparks outrage

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.

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.

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Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.