Oscar Nominations 2020: These Incredible Performances Were Snubbed This Year
The Academy Awards are always an exciting event for those who love movies. However, every year, the choices made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences receive plenty of criticism from both the public and those in the industry. Here’s a look at the memorable performances that were ignored by the Academy this year.
Jennifer Lopez in ‘Hustlers’
Jennifer Lopez is, of course, a stunning performer. But over the years, she’s become better known for her dance moves, style, and personal relationships than her acting prowess. Fortunately, that all changed with 2019’s crime dramedy Hustlers.
In the film, Lopez portrays a stripper who, along with a few friends, decides to take injustice into her own hands and con the men of Wall Street shortly after the financial crisis of 2008. For playing Ramona, Lopez has received nods at several awards shows, but the Academy failed to even nominate her.
Adam Sandler in ‘Uncut Gems’
Funnyman Adam Sandler is known for acting and producing some of the most beloved comedies of the past 30 years. But when it comes to dramatic roles, some believed he just wasn’t cut out. And then he proved everyone wrong with the 2019 film Uncut Gems.
Sandler’s role as New York jeweler Howard Ratner showed off an entirely different side of him, and many believed he’d finally get recognition. However, despite all of the talk (and a few other nods here and there), he was not nominated. Sandler took to social media to express his disappointment in his usual joking fashion.