While Jennifer Lopez fans, affectionately caed #JLovers, were none-too-pleased after the Academy Awards snubbed the singer-actress earlier this year (click here to read more), but redemption may come via their TV alternative – the EMMYs.
Tuesday (July 28), the Television Academy announced its highly anticipated Primetime EMMY nominations for its 72nd annual ceremony (as we reported here). Easily its most diverse crew of nominees to date, the list made history for being the most inclusive of acts of color in the event’s history.
Among celebrated nominees were Lopez and Shakira for their historic Super Bowl Halftime Show that rocked Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in February.
Look inside to see how the ladies responded to the announcement:
Shakira took to Instagram to say:
J.Lo also took to the platform to celebrate those nominations as well as recognition for her hit NBC reality dance competition, ‘World of Dance’ (where she serves as a judge and executive producer).
The latter bagged a nomination for Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming.
While the EMMY nods serve as firsts for the veteran acts, its a particular win for Shaki as she’s now the first South-American act in history to be nominated at the Grammy Awards, Latin Grammys, Golden Globes and Emmy Awards.