[Blind Gossip] This actress is pushing a rumor that her movie is going to be nominated for an Oscar!
That Oscar “buzz” is being promoted by her own camp. Her team has been pushing incredibly hard for something – anything! They just want a nomination that they can promo for the next couple of months.
Best Picture? Best Actress?
NOOOOO! I can guarantee you that there will not be a nomination for any major award (Best Picture, Best Director, etc.) They might throw her a bone, though, like a nomination for a Supporting Actress. Not Lead Actress, though. Nor will it result in a win. The nomination would not be about her acting performance.
What’s wrong with her acting performance?
It’s not terrible, but she plays the same character in this movie that she plays in every movie. She has no range.
So, if the nomination wouldn’t be for her performance, what would it be for?
Nobody else will disclose this, but here’s what’s being pitched by her camp: To balance out the demographics of the nominees. To bank off her [January 2020 performance). To have her plug the show incessantly for the next couple of months.
Don’t all the nominees wind up promoting the show in some way?
Yes, but she is a relentless self-promoter and has a bigger social media following than just about any other potential nominee and god knows the show needs better ratings.
It’s a shame that nominations aren’t strictly about the performance… but let’s get our actress to the ceremony to boost those ratings!
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[Optional] Will she get what she wants?
Buzzy Actress: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is having the sads that she got “snubbed” by the Academy Awards for her performance as a pole dancer in the movie Hustlers.
That “snub” occurred despite the outstandingly relentless campaign launched by her PR team to snag her a nomination.
They made sure that in every interview she did she was asked about the “Oscar buzz” surrounding her performance in the film.
Seriously, it would have been less subtle if she had simply worn a button that said, “ASK ME ABOUT MY OSCAR BUZZ!”
Of course the interviewers and hosts obliged. It gave them an additional talking point. There were only so many times that they could ask JLo about her engagement to Alex Rodriguez or her abs or about how excited she was about her Super Bowl performance.
Jennifer would then pretend to be ever-so-humble and express her surprise and gratitude that she was being considered for an Oscar.
She was not actually considered by The Academy.
The nominations for Best Actress went to:
- Cynthia Erivo for “Harriet”
- Scarlett Johansson for “Marriage Story”
- Saoirse Ronan for “Little Women”
- Renée Zellweger for “Judy” (WINNER)
- Charlize Theron for “Bombshell”
The nominations for Best Supporting Actress went to:
- Kathy Bates for “Richard Jewell”
- Laura Dern for “Marriage Story” (WINNER)
- Scarlett Johansson for “Jojo Rabbit”
- Florence Pugh for “Little Women”
- Margot Robbie for “Bombshell”
Nope. No pole dancers in that group, either!
Despite the best efforts of her PR team, Lopez did not get a nomination for her performance. Her movie did not receive any nominations either.
Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Jlo really, really wanted to go to The Academy Awards. You can’t blame her.
Billions of people watching the telecast… Walking that red carpet in a glamorous gown… Forever having your name preceded by “Academy-Award-nominated actress…”
Jennifer Lopez is a hard worker, but, sadly, that hard work has never resulted in an Emmy. Or a Grammy. Or an Oscar. Or a Tony.
Sure, she’s won lots of other awards. For example, she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Fashion Icon in 2003!
And, of course, she does have that incredibly tasteful pole dancing performance from the Super Bowl to look back on with pride!
However, she is still four short of an EGOT.
While chatting with Oprah recently, Lopez expressed her disappointment that all that self-generated Oscar buzz didn’t actually result in an Oscar nomination.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“I was sad, I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it,” the star told Oprah Winfrey during a sit-down interview Saturday at the Los Angeles stop for Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour.
Yes, Oprah is the right choice if you want a big audience for your BS.
“There were so many articles, I got so many good notices — more than ever in my career — and there was a lot of ‘She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar’ … ‘It’s going to happen’ … ‘If it doesn’t you’re crazy.’ I’m reading all the articles going, ‘Oh, my God, could this happen?’
And then it didn’t and I was, like, ‘Ouch,’ it was a little bit of a letdown. Also I felt like my whole team — most of my team has been with me for years, 20, 25 years — and I think they had a lot of hopes on that and they wanted it, too, so I felt like I let everyone down a little bit.”
Speaking in front of a crowd of 13,000 at the Forum, Lopez continued that, after a year featuring the Super Bowl halftime show, a sold-out tour and awards acclaim followed by the Oscars snub, “I had to re-examine, like, ‘Why do you do this? What are you so sad about right now? You just had the most amazing year of your life — you just had the biggest opening of a movie in your career, you just walked the runway in Milan and had a fashion moment [in her iconic Versace dress], you’re doing the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks — what is it?'”
“And you want people’s validation,” she added. “You want people to say you did a good job, and I realized, ‘No, you don’t need that, you do this because you love it,'” while also realizing that “I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.”
Jennifer Lopez does not need your awards, people! She is ENOUGH!
Come on! That was a perfectly good pun!
Congratulations to Shameless for being first with the correct response!