Jennifer Lopez tells Oprah that she was 'sad' about being snubbed for an Oscar: 'Ouch'

Lopez then addressed that sadness in front of the 13,000 people in the audience. “I had to re-examine like, ‘Why do you do this, what are you so sad about right now? You just had the most amazing year of your life — you just had the biggest opening of a movie in your career, you just walked the runway in Milan and had a fashion moment, you’re doing the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, what is it?’

“You want people’s validation,” she added. “You want people to say you did a good job, and I realized, ‘No you don’t need that, you do this because you love it,’ eventually realizing that I don’t need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.”


In the conversation, the women also touched on the fact that Lopez is redefining what it means to be 50. At the end of the conversation Winfrey asked, “Are there some days you just look at yourself in the mirror and go, ‘Damn’?”

While the audience laughed and applauded, Lopez admitted, “There are days where I’ll look in the mirror or I’m getting out the shower and looking at myself and I’m like ‘Ah, you’re sexy,’ and I feel myself every once in a while.” 

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