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'On the Floor'

...Or, floored, rather. But we wanted to use a JLo song title. 

JLo walking the Versace fashion show to celebrate 20 years of THE DRESS that launched Google Images (no really) has to be among the most exciting Oscar campaign moments of recent years alongside events like David Lynch with that cow on the side of the road stumping for Laura Dern. 

Not that this is a literal Oscar campaign move but it might as well be, right? 



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She is so camp now.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk


September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDaniella Isaacs

That's BDE, in the flesh.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

Where do you stand on this "OMG JLO is the best thing ever and she's totally wining an Oscar" frenzy?

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I prefer Cher!!!!

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterrdf

Jennifer has even more energy than Melissa

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMirko

If JLo wins before Glenn Close I swear I'll kill something and it won't be a rabbit!

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoan Castleman

Melissa won...

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

The Globe is hers to lose

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDAVID

Sure, she's not the best actress and she will never be the best actress in an Oscars line up, but giving her an Oscar would just be fun! Just like it was for Sandra Bullock. J.Lo is someone the people would like to see win, and anyway, her performance in Hustlers is waaaay better than The Blind Side.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Yeah, she’s way better in Hustlers than Bullock was in The Blind Side (though Bullock is the overall stronger actor).

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

There was no fun in Bullock's Oscar. It's the worst of all time.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Manly. Fake singer. JHo.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMango


September 20, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Peggy Sue - i stand with "I think Laura Dern is probably winning but it's early still." For JLo the nomination would be a big deal. I think it's possible but not locked up. She's fantastic in the movie.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Just saw the movie. She's SIZZLING.

And, I mean, she's better than Oscar-winning Rami Malek in a much better film. If we're going to go there.

September 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I'd be sad if she won over Dern whom i've liked since Mask.

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

"If JLo wins before Glenn Close I swear I'll kill something and it won't be a rabbit!"

May I suggest your TFE account?

I really, really want Dern to win. That said, it feels unlikely that we'll have an all-white group of acting winners, and Lopez seems like the most likely nonwhite winner, unless Harriet gets a second wind.

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I have yet to see both films, but c'mon people, the Oscars are more about celebrating someone's career and 'moment' rather than the actual performance. We'd be lucky with a category with BOTH Dern and Lopez, celebrating their careers and performances. What Lopez has accomplished throughout her career is astounding, plus she is a regular guest and presenter at the Oscars. There is a ton of love for her.

Side note to the 'JLo Oscar before Glenn Close"--- I feel like that's the fault of the voters in the late 80s, early 90s, don't you think? Her most iconic performances should have been awarded then. The Wife was good, but are our minds reeeeeally going straight to The Wife for the ultimate Glenn Close the Actress performance? Colman's role was one for the ages and 100% deserved that win. (but hey that's just me)

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermikenewq

Jennifer Lopez supporting actress nominee sounds legit as any other supporting actress nominee in the history of the category. What exactly did Mary J Blige do in Mudbound? Even her Oscar nominated song wasn't good. But everything in the end was an excuse to secure Mary J Blige in Oscar history just because.

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

If Lopez get an Oscar nomination, how many latinas before her has been nominated for an Oscar in lead and or supporting?

Remember Penelope Cruz is not a latina. She is European

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

Nathaniel, I'm glad you loved J Lo's performance as much as I did and I'm DYING to hear your thoughts on it and on the movie in general, hopefully on the next podcast?

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJase

Saw Hustlers. Did anyone else think Lili Reinhart was doing her best impression of Elizabeth Debicki in Widows?

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterH

@Manuel, there haven't been many, but--

US-born Latinas (including Puerto Rico):

Best Supporting Actress:
1959, Susan Kohner, Imitation of Life (her mother was Lupita Tovar!)
1961, Rita Moreno, West Side Story
1991, Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King
1993, Rosie Perez, Fearless

Latin American-born actresses:

Best Actress:
1998 Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station (Brazil)
2002, Selma Hayek, Frida (Mexico)
2004, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace (Colombia)
2018, Yalitza Aparicio, Roma (Mexico)

Best Supporting Actress:
1954, Katy Jurado, Broken Lance (Mexico)
1987, Norma Aleandro, Gaby: A True Story (Argentina)
2006, Adriana Barraza, Babel (Mexico)
2011, Berenice Bejo, The Artist (Argentina)
2018, Marina de Tavira, Roma (Mexico)

I don't know if Lupita Nyong'o identifies as Latina, but I'll just note that she was born in Mexico City.

September 21, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJDJD

What happens when JLo headlines the Super Bowl (as she's rumoured to be in negotiations to do)? THAT would be quite something.

September 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShmeebs

JLo is starting to look like Melania Trump. That's unfortunate.

September 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDaniella Isaacs

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