Jennifer Lopez is getting some of the best reviews of her career for her new film Hustlers, which raises the possibility that she could receive her first Golden Globe nomination in more than two decades. And Lopez is in the Oscar conversation for the first time since her acclaimed performance in 1998’s Out of Sight.
Lopez’s only Golden Globe nom to date is for the 1997 biopic, Selena, for which she was nominated for best actress-motion picture musical or comedy. She has yet to be nominated for an Oscar.
Lopez has two chances at awards show love for Hustlers, which opens Friday (Sept. 13). She could be nominated for lead actress and/or as a co-producer of the film, should it be nominated for best picture.
She co-stars in the film with Constance Wu and Julia Stiles. She co-produced it along with her long-time manager Benny Medina, as well as Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Adam McKay.
For someone who has worked steadily in film, TV and recordings for more than two decades, Lopez has a surprisingly thin awards resume. You might say that Lopez is the superstar that EGOT forgot. Her only noms for Emmys, Grammys, Oscars or Tonys are a pair of Grammy noms for best dance recording for “Waiting for Tonight” (1999) and “Let’s Get Loud” (2000).
She has also received a pair of noms for the Latin Grammys—in 2000, when “No Me Ames” was nominated for best music video and best pop performance by a duo/ group with vocals.
Lopez has made up for the EGOT slights by winning a number of other awards, including three American Music Awards—favorite pop/rock female artist (2003) and favorite Latin artist (2007 and 2011).
Lopez won the Icon Award in 2014 at the Billboard Music Awards. She has amassed 11 awards at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Lopez has won a few awards at the MTV Video Music Awards. She took best dance video for “Waiting for Tonight” (2000), best hip-hop video for “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” (2002) and best collaboration for “Dinero” (2018). And she received MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2018.
Lopez has won twice at the World Music Awards. She won as the world’s best-selling Latin female artist in 2002 and for outstanding contribution to the arts in 2010.
Day, who died in May at age 97, received just one Oscar nom (for 1959’s Pillow Talk), and two Grammy noms. She was never nominated for an Emmy.
Martin, who died in 1995 at age 78, never received an Oscar nom. He received one Grammy nom (for 1964’s Everybody Loves Somebody) and three Emmys noms for his long-running NBC variety series.
A decade ago, both stars received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Recording Academy.