After being unforgivingly snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her performance as stripper turned scam artist extraordinaire Ramona in Hustlers, Jennifer Lopez didn’t tweet. Nor did she give any buzzy interviews about problematic voters. Instead she let her actions do the talking—first by reviving those epic pole dancing skills she learned for Hustlers at her Super Bowl halftime show, and then by looking absolutely fire (and unbothered) at an Oscars after-party last night, February 9.
We’ll let Lopez’s incredible outfit do the talking. Ramona would be so proud of J.Lo’s high-cut emerald gown and towering stilettos. This fashion alone deserves about 500 Academy Awards.
I’m sure Lopez had a blast at whatever after-party she chose to hit up. Here’s hoping she had a kiki with the other MVPs of awards season (in my eyes): Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, and Bong Joon Ho. You know they all wanted Lopez to get nominated for Hustlers.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on one of Lopez’s captions from last night: “Dance the night away, live your life and stay young on the floor.” She quoted her own lyrics, people. I truly cannot stress that enough. The power that she has.
J.Lo also graced our feeds with a full-body moment on her Instagram Stories:
Of course, Jennifer Lopez’s snub is not the Oscars’ only notable misstep. The Academy conveniently forgot that female directors are a thing and that the actors in Parasite probably contributed to its raging success. At this point, the Oscars’ only saving grace is all of Bong Joon Ho’s wins, Janelle Monáe's opening performance, and Brad Pitt’s tongue. Otherwise, they were a Jennifer Lopez–less disappointment.
Here’s hoping next year we see a more diverse batch of nominees and maybe even a retroactive Oscar nom for J.Lo. What? It could happen! I’m putting it out there in the universe.
Originally Appeared on Glamour