Jennifer Lopez cries in trailer for intimate Netflix documentary Halftime.

Nicky Morris

Jennifer Lopez‘ new Netflix documentary, halftimeShe will give fans an intimate look into her life, including the harrowing moment she realized she wasn’t nominated for an Oscar.

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The star was hoping to be nominated for her acclaimed role in the 2019 crime drama Hustlers but was disqualified from voting.

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WATCH: The trailer for Jennifer Lopez’s new documentary, halftime

It was hard. I just had very low self-esteem‘ the pop star says in voiceover while showing viewers a clip of her crying while looking at her phone in bed.

“I really had to find out who I am and believe in it and believe in nothing else,” she adds.

Speaking about the snub in an interview with Curls In 2021, Jennifer said, “When it came to the Oscars, it was so obviously lacking. It was a stab.

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“I was like, ‘Okay, if you’re supposed to be on everyone else’s mind to be nominated and you’re not, what does that mean? Is it really real? Are the others real and this one isn’t?’


Jennifer is seen in tears throughout the documentary

“It got to a point where I was like, ‘That’s not why I’m doing this. I’m not doing this to have 10 Oscars or 20 Grammys on my mantel.’”

The new documentary is set to premiere on June 8 to open the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival before landing on Netflix on June 14.

“Halftime serves as a prelude to the second half of Lopez’s life as she explores her evolution as a Latina, mother and artist, takes charge of her career and uses her voice for a greater purpose,” the festival shared with April.


The documentary is said to be about Jennifer and Ben Affleck’s relationship

Jennifer shared the trailer on Twitter and fans were quick to share their excitement in the comments, with one person writing: “Yay can’t wait‘, while another added, ‘I’m so proud of you for so many things you’ve been through and overcome. This documentary is going to be great and I don’t like to see you cry but I love that you even share these moments with us. I’m so excited and can’t wait to see it!!!”

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