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J Lo Tears Up in Response to Hustlers Oscars Buzz: “I’ve Just Been Working So Hard”

<a class="sugar-inline-link ga-track" title="Latest photos and news for Jennifer Lopez" href="https://www.popsugar.com/Jennifer-Lopez" target="_blank" data-ga-category="Related" data-ga-label="https://www.popsugar.com/Jennifer-Lopez" data-ga-action=" Links”>Jennifer Lopez is getting the highest praise for her Hustlers role, and the movie hasn’t even hit theaters yet. Her portrayal of Ramona, a woman who leads a group of strippers into scamming their Wall Street clientele, is being lauded as one of the must-see performances of the year — with Oscar potential. On Tuesday, the 50-year-old actress stopped by SiriusXM radio to chat with Hoda Kotb about her new project, and admitted that the early award-show buzz is making her emotional. “I’ve just been working hard for so long for my whole life. It’s nice,” she said. “Sorry, you guys know I’m emotional!”

Well, don’t worry, Jennifer. The critics are noticing. After the movie recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, positive reactions quickly started rolling in. Ahead, see a few of our favorite tweets praising Jennifer’s portrayal, and catch Hustlers in theaters starting Sept. 13.