No one’s denying that the actresses nominated for this year’s Oscars were well deserving of recognition, but we also can’t deny that there were other equally amazing and deserving talents that were not acknowledged.
Jennifer Lopez put in a stellar performance in Hustlers, but appears to have been left out because she’s not an actresses actress; whatever that means.
Thus, the birth of Popcorn Talk Network Alt-Oscars, which include Jennifer Lopez.
Here are the Alt-Oscar nominees for Supporting Actress…
Adele Haenel – Haenel’s performance in a Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the definition of perfection in the subtle. By the end of the film you’ll want a portrait of her in your room.
Adele Haenel in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Credit: Lilies Films
Toni Collete – Knives Out was filled with a star studded ensemble cast and amongst the incredible performances, Toni Collete stole every scene she was in. Collette plays Joni Thrombey, a lifestyle influencer who you can’t help but to hang onto every vocal fried word that comes out of her mouth.
Toni Collete in Knives Out. Credit: Media Rights Capital
Janelle Monáe – There are roles that don’t take up the most screen time, but find a way to stick at the forefront of your memory when you recall a movie. Janelle Monáe did that in Harriet. She encompassed the complexity of gender, race, class and its immense affect on relationships in one character.
Janelle Monae in Harriet. Credit: Perfect World Pictures
Jennifer Lopez – You know the person who’s always getting complimented, so you refrain from adding on to the love fest? For some reason, Jennifer Lopez seems to be the victim of this complex, especially for her performance as Ramona in Hustlers. Lopez’s portrayal brought dimension and depth to an industry and position that carries a negative and one-dimensional stigma.
Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers. Credit: Annapurna Pictures
Cho Yeo-Jeong – It’s easy to trivialize Yeo-Jeong’s role in Parasite as a clueless, pampered housewife, but she is so much more than that. Yeo-jeong is the lynchpin of the movie and you can’t help but fall in love with her and her character’s quirks.
Cho Yeo-Jeong in Parasite. Credit: Barunson E&A
Make sure to tune into the Alt-Oscars February 9th at 12pm Pacific Time as a lead-in to the Oscars.