Jennifer Lopez gives a career-best performance in “Hustlers.”
It’s so good that buzz for the actress to receive an Oscar nomination for her performance has already begun.
Business Insider has seen the movie and the hype is deserved.
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The Toronto International Film Festival is where Oscar buzz often starts, and that is currently happening for Jennifer Lopez’s performance in “Hustlers” (in theaters on Friday).
And if there’s any justice in this world, you will see J-Lo on Oscar night vying for an Academy Award.
Even before “Hustlers” had its world premiere at TIFF on Saturday, there was chatter around the festival from people who had already seen the movie that Lopez was its emotional core and gave a career-best performance that warranted a serious Oscar run.
Some industry insiders were in a state of shock when hearing this. But for others, the Lopez buzz had been a long time coming.
Lopez has been a Fly Girl (the dance troupe on the 1990s show “In Living Color”), a multi-platinum singer, a tabloid staple, and a sex symbol. But you likely don’t know her best as a dramatic actress. I mean, she and Ben Affleck gave us “Gigli.” But if you look closely at Lopez’s acting career, she’s shown glimpses of her dramatic chops.
Lopez gave a great performance playing US Marshal Karen Sisco in Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 “Out of Sight.” It showed her playing tough opposite Isaiah Washington when his character Kenneth asks if she wants to “tussle,” and steamy when George Clooney’s Jack Foley surprises her at a bar.
And a year earlier, Lopez was the lead in the Selena Quintanilla-Perez biopic “Selena” and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her spot-on performance of the slain singer.
But few serious roles came her way after those. They were mostly rom-coms …read more
Source:: Business Insider