Jennifer Lopez Breaks Down Over Oscars Snub: Gave Me ‘Low Self-Esteem’

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Jennifer Lopez is seen sobbing in bed after being overlooked for the honor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The footage was released as part of a new trailer for a Netflix documentary titled “Halftime.” It’s set to release next month.

Lopez failed to receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 2020 Oscars for her role as a stripper in the movie “Hustlers.”

Apparently, Lopez was “secretly devastated” by the snub. “It was hard. I just had a very low self-esteem,” she says.

“I had to really figure out who I was and believe in that and not believe in anything else,” she added.

Back in 2018, Lopez opened up about her self-doubt and critics.

“Everybody was like, ‘She can’t sing. She can’t dance. She can’t act,” Lopez said at the time in 2018.

“She’s just a pretty face or her butt is big,’ or whatever they were saying about me. I started thinking, ‘Yeah, that’s true,’ and it really hurt me for a long time.

“Despite the hurt and the pain, I just kept going. I just couldn’t allow myself to let that become who I was,” she added.

Screenshot of Netflix documentary “Halftime”

More on this story via NY Post:

Lopez was considered a sure thing for a Best Supporting Actress nomination after wowing critics with her role as a scheming stripper named Ramona.

However, the starlet missed out on the widely expected 2020 nom, with Laura Dern, Kathy Bates, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie named as the five finalists.

Dern went on to win the Oscar for her role in “Marriage Story.”

Lopez has long struggled to be taken seriously as an actress, despite acclaimed roles in “Out of Sight” and the cult classic “Selena.”

The starlet also appeared in rom-com staples “The Wedding Planner” and “Maid in Manhattan,” but those films failed to impress critics.

Meanwhile, her screen career suffered a serious setback after she starred alongside husband-to-be Ben Affleck in 2002’s “Gigli,” which was widely panned by multiple critics and even deemed one of the worst movies of the decade.

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