While she failed to bag a nomination on the Academy Awards shortlist, the singer/actress told Oprah Winfrey during her 2020 Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour on Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Los Angeles, the 50-year-old confessed the incident worked out well for her after all.
"I was sad, I was a little sad because there was a lot of buildup to it. There were so many articles, I got so many good notices - more than ever in my career - and there was a lot of 'She's going to get nominated for an Oscar, it's going to happen, if it doesn't you're crazy,' " she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite the snub, the "On the Floor" star said she had to look at all the accomplishments she received over the past 12 months, including her massive It's My Party Tour in honour of her 50th birthday, and her headlining slot at the Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Shakira, which helped her realise there was more to life than accolades.
"You want people's validation, you want people to say you did a good job," she said. "And I realised, 'No you don't need that, you do this because you love it,' eventually realising that 'I don't need this award right here to tell me that I am enough.' "