AceShowbiz - Not even an award nod can keep Jennifer Lopez away from the gym. The "Hustlers" star has earned her first nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards thanks to her role as Ramona, but she didn't sacrifice her time on the treadmill when expressing gratitude for the honor.
On Wednesday, December 11, the "On the Floor" hitmaker shared her thought about her Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role nomination through a video she posted on Instagram. Appearing to be walking on the elliptical machine, she began the clip by saying, "I don't think I've ever been nominated for a SAG Award before."
"I am so excited and so humbled to be recognized by my fellow actors out there," the 50-year-old singer/actress continued all the while she fought back tears. "You know, acting was my first love, along with dancing and I just, I just can't believe all this is happening."
The fiancee of Alex Rodriguez went on to offer an advice to "all the struggling actors out there". She pointed out, "Don't give up, it could happen. It's happening!" She ended the clip with a thank you note. "Thank you so much, I feel like I already won, thank you," she gushed. "Thank you to SAG Awards. I'll see you guys there!"
The "If You Had My Love" songstress also expressed her elation over the nod in the caption of the video. "Holding back tears…," she wrote. "Means so much to me to be recognized by my fellow actors!!! Thank you so much to @sagawards for this nomination. It truly means the world to me!!! NEVER GIVE UP!!"
Jennifer's nomination at the 26th annual SAG Awards put her in contention against "Marriage Story" actress Laura Dern, "Jojo Rabbit" actress Scarlett Johansson, and "Bombshell" co-stars Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. It came just days after she was announced as a contender for Best Supporting Actress at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.