Jennifer Lopez to Receive the Spotlight Award at Palm Springs Festival

Jennifer Lopez performs at the 2018 Super Bowl. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9392278f)

Jennifer Lopez reminded us of her amazing acting abilities with the role in Hustlers, and Palm Springs Film Festival is celebrating her performance in this movie with an honorary Spotlight Award.

J. Lo will be awarded during the festival’s annual gala on January 2nd, 2020 and she’s not the only A-lister set to receive an honorary award at this festival. The list of recipients will also include Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Charlize Theron, and Renée Zellweger.

Palm Springs Film Festival chairman Harold Matzner described Lopez as “a star in every sense of the word” and said her “full-force yet grounded performance” in Hustlers is deserving of awards consideration.

Matzner is not the only one who feels this way, as many critics lauded her performance in the movie, and she’s getting some serious Oscar buzz right now. Hustlers was also a huge hit on the box office and it earned $150 million worldwide. It also gave us one of the most epic ensemble casts of the year, which included Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B.