No one hustled harder than Jennifer Lopez, and it paid off Monday when the entertainer scored a Golden Globes nomination for her role as veteran stripper Ramona Vega in “Hustlers.”
The singer and actor was last nominated for the Golden Globes in 1998, when she was up for Best Actress in a Motion Picture ― Musical or Comedy for her performance in “Selena.”
The movie, based on a real-life group of strippers that worked together to scam Wall Street clients, garnered Lopez some of the best reviews of her career and major awards season buzz.
In addition to her Golden Globes nomination for Best Supporting Actress — Motion Picture this year, Lopez nabbed a Critics Choice Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and she’s up for Best Supporting Female in the Spirit Awards.
On Sunday, she won Best Supporting Actress from the LA Film Critics Association.
In a recent interview with GQ, Lopez talked about what she found compelling about the Lorene Scafaria-directed film.
“The movies that I look for now, I’m looking for not just interesting and multilayered characters, which Ramona really was, but something that tells you about what’s going on in the culture,” Lopez said, revealing that she didn’t get paid for her role upfront.
The singer and actor added: “What it says about that world, and men and women, and gender roles, all of that made me feel that this could be an interesting movie, as opposed to just a character piece.”
Lopez, being Lopez, isn’t about to stop hustling.
The entertainer has another career-defining performance ahead. She’s co-headlining the Super Bowl halftime performance with Shakira on Feb. 2.