'Hustlers' Wasn't Nominated For Any Oscars And Jennifer Lopez Fans Are Ready To Riot

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released its top contenders for the Oscar on Monday, and notably missing from the list of nominees was Jennifer Lopez and her box-office phenomenon Hustlers.

The academy's failure to acknowledge Lopez and the movie, which has grossed nearly $160 million worldwide following its September release, sparked immediate outrage from the singer and actress's fans online. Dozens of people were hoping Lopez would finally snag her first Oscar nomination, for best supporting actress for her role as head honcho stripper Ramona, and some fans felt she was snubbed by the academy.

Jennifer Lopez Wasn't Nominated For Any Oscars and Fans Are Ready to Riot
Jennifer Lopez attends the 2020 Los Angeles Critics Association (LAFCA) Awards Ceremony at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City on January 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Lopez did not receive any nominations for the 2020 Oscars. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Fans didn't hold back from sharing their anger over the snub on social media. "I, for one, am ready to riot for J-Lo," one fan tweeted on Monday morning.

I, for one, am ready to riot for J-Lo. pic.twitter.com/0reWolRf0E

— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) January 13, 2020

Several more fans criticized the academy's lack of diversity within the best supporting actress category. White actresses filled the list of nominations, including Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell, Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, Florence Pugh for Little Women and Margot Robbie for Bombshell.

"Five white women in the supporting actress category over Zhao and JLo, who were among my favorite performances of the year?" one user wrote, referring to Zhao Shuzhen, the matriarch in The Farewell.

Five white women in the supporting actress category over Zhao and JLo, who were among my favorite performances of the year? pic.twitter.com/e6xc9iRDt3

— Alyssa Christian Ⓥ (@amusic20) January 13, 2020

Another fan felt similarly and noted the many other actresses of color who delivered outstanding performances in films over the past year. "I can't believe scarjo got away with two noms both in leading and supporting roles when lupita, awkwafina, zhao, jlo and many others were literally there," one user wrote.

i can’t believe scarjo got away with two noms both in leading and supporting roles when lupita, awkwafina, zhao, jlo and many others were literally there pic.twitter.com/fCldqcL3XW

— chris (@pottermcu) January 13, 2020

Meanwhile, another fan alleged that racism may have played a role in Lopez's lack of nominations. "I genuinely think not nominating j lo is rooted in racism and sexism about the kinds of performances the Oscars deem worthy of praise doNOT @ me," the tweet read.

i genuinely think not nominating j lo is rooted in racism and sexism about the kinds of performances the oscars deem worthy of praise doNOT @ me

— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) January 13, 2020

Although Lopez wasn't recognized with a nomination, the 50-year-old actress has received plenty of acclaim for the film, which is inspired by the life of Samantha Barbash, a former stripper in New York City who was convicted of conspiracy, assault and grand larceny in 2017. Lopez picked up a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics' Choice Award nomination for best supporting actress for the role, but Dern took home both awards for her performance in Marriage Story.

While fans rally for Lopez on social media, the On the 6 singer is likely not losing any sleep over the snub. Lopez told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday she wasn't even planning on waking up early to watch the big reveals for the 2020 Oscar nominations. "No, no, no. No. No. Call me when it's over," Lopez said when asked whether she would tune into the announcement.

Whether she landed a nomination or not, she had "nothing to complain about except a few sore muscles from rehearsals," Lopez said.

"I mean, my life right now is just so amazing. My personal life, my kids, everything. Everything's just in a great place, and I feel really lucky," she said. She added that she was "really grateful [for everyone who] supports me and loves me and who has followed me over the years and has been there with me when things weren't so great."

See a few more reactions to the 2020 Oscar nominations below.

Justice for J Lo.

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) January 13, 2020

I promised myself I would not get derailed by anger at the Academy today, so I’m just going to take a moment to scream that Awkwafina and JLo delivered the two best performances of the year, and then focus on my breathing (and Florence Pugh).

— Louis Pumpkin Pie-tzman (@LouisPeitzman) January 13, 2020

waking up to jlo’s oscar snub is... ominous

— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) January 13, 2020

The #OscarNoms are such a mess like how are the director noms just male?? JLo didn’t get nominated?? All the supporting actress noms are white women?? Only one PoC up for Best Actress?? The Farewell being snubbed like that?? Why am I even mad like this is surprising??

— Fatima⁷🍂𝐵𝐸 (@fatimafarha_) January 13, 2020

I'm happy about Florence Pugh, honestly, but leaving out J.Lo and the entire PARASITE list of supporting options is booooooo.

— Linda Holmes Thinks You're Doing Great (@lindaholmes) January 13, 2020

things i didn't ever think i would be saying in my lifetime, let alone 2020:

"i was so annoyed about jlo's oscar snub, i forgot about adam sandler's."

— alex (@alex_abads) January 13, 2020

I guess ALL of what JLO did in fcking hustlers wasn't enough for a nomination but Laura fcking dern saying "god didnt do the fcking" was worthy of an oscar nomination. I'm done #Oscars2020 pic.twitter.com/xtXmI4eoZF

— hasson (@FeelinSoHaram) January 13, 2020

Could KATHY BATES do that striptease to "Criminal"? Could she sell you on the idea of denim swimwear?!? This J Lo snub is bullshit!!!

— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) January 13, 2020

white people lose a bunch of weight and act "crazy" and the academy loses their shit but j lo hoists herself to the top of a stripper pole at age 50 and nada? bitch.

— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) January 13, 2020

Ugh. @Lupita_Nyongo @awkwafina @JLo @GerwigGreta deserved to be on that list. We want better @TheAcademy It’s one thing to say ”we want to honor women and people of color there’s just no work.” Now we have the work. And it’s excellent. So what's the excuse now?

— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) January 13, 2020