Oscar 2020: Jennifer Lopez, Best Supporting Actress, Hustlers

“This is the industry. This is the town!” Jennifer Lopez said before accepting her Los Angeles Film Critics Association best supporting actress award on Saturday night.

“’Hustlers’ was a movie we made in 29 days, on a low budget. I didn’t take any money for it because I believed in the material. I believed that it was a great role for me. To be standing here tonight is just, like, mind-blowing.”

With Lopez nominated for a Critics Choice Award this Sunday, a SAG Award next Sunday and coming off a Golden Globe nomination last weekend for her supporting performance as veteran stripper Ramona, she was enthusiastic to accept the acting award honor at the annual ceremony, speaking to press on the red carpet at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, Calif., staying for the event’s two-hour-plus duration, and bringing fiancé Alex Rodriguez as her date.

Although Lopez, one of the most successful entertainers in the world, worked for free on “Hustlers,” the movie has gone on to gross more than $157 million internationally on a $20 million budget.

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