Jennifer Lopez Lands Spirit Award Nod for Hustlers Ahead of Golden Globe and Oscar Nominations
Jennifer Lopez has landed her first major nomination of this year’s awards season for Hustlers
Jennifer Lopez‘s Oscar hopes are looking pretty good.
The actress and singer, who has never been nominated for acting’s biggest honor, picked up a Film Independent Spirit Awards nomination on Thursday. The show will take place on Feb. 8, the day before the Academy Awards air.
Lopez, 50, was nominated for the best supporting female award for Hustlers, in which she plays the leader of a group of strippers who scammed high-rolling men out of thousands of dollars.
The drama opened earlier this year to an estimated $33.2 million, the highest opening of Lopez’s career, and to widespread glowing reviews. In a recent interview with GQ, who named her their Icon of the Year, she credited the film’s success to the female powerhouse behind its fruition.
“It became a movement,” Lopez explained. “This is our movie, where we run s—. They know it’s all women producers, woman director, woman writer, all women starring in it. We’ve been watching men take advantage of women in movies for a long time, so it was a fun ride to see the tables turned.”
Hustlers also picked up a best director nomination for Lorene Scafaria and a best cinematography nod for Todd Banhazl, though it lost out on best feature.
Nominated for best feature this year are A Hidden Life, Clemency, The Farewell, Marriage Story and Uncut Gems.