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Jen­nifer Lopez’s Os­car dreams may fi­nally be com­ing true! The singer has been get­ting raves for her per­for­mance in the new movie Hustlers, in which she plays a vet­eran New York City strip­per who bands to­gether with a crew of former dance girls to turn the ta­bles on their well-heeled Wall Street clients — so much so that Hol­ly­wood is buzzing that she may be nom­i­nated for her first Academy Award. “She’s try­ing not to get too ex­cited, but she can’t help her­self,” a source dishes. J.Lo, who turned 50 in July, has pub­licly played down her hopes, say­ing only that nab­bing an Os­car nod would be a “tremen­dous” mo­ment in her life. It would also be a sweet come­back from Gigli, her dis­as­trous 2003 rom-com with then-boyfriend Ben Af­fleck. “That’s been called one of the worst movies of all time, and I’m sure she wants to bury the mem­ory once and for all,” the pal says. “Jen­nifer is al­ready plan­ning what she’ll wear to the cer­e­mony — and who she’s go­ing to thank in her ac­cep­tance speech. Sit­ting in the au­di­ence and hear­ing her name men­tioned with other ac­tresses is some­thing’s she’s hoped for since she was a kid. Of course, she’s J.Lo, so while a nom­i­na­tion is great, ev­ery­one knows she wants to win!”

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