Jennifer Lopez honored at MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Jennifer Lopez gave an emotional speech about how both believers and skeptics have contributed to her success as she accepted a career achievement award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards .

“I would like to thank all those who brought me joy and those who made me feel sad — the ones who were truthful and the ones that lied to me,” Lopez said. Lopez won this year’s Generation award for actors who have made a name for themselves with their diverse contributions. For her song “On My Way”, from the “Marry Me”, she won best song, a new category.

MTV’s youth-focused celebration of film and TV offered a lighter, breezier awards show, with 26 categories in gender-neutral categories like best villain, best kiss and new category “here for the hookup.” After being prerecorded for several decades, the ceremony was re-recorded and returned to live.

Lopez wept as she thanked her fans, longtime manager, and children for “teaching” her to love, bringing cheers to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

“I want to thank the people who gave me this life,” said Lopez, 52, later adding, “You’re only as good as the people who you work with. They can make you more fortunate if you’re lucky. That’s what I’ve been able to do.

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Jennifer Lopez accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 05, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.

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Lopez’s first breakthrough came as a dancer on the 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color.” She pursued an acting career and landed a leading role in “Selena” in 1997. She would appear in films such as “Anaconda,”” “Out of Sight,” and “The Wedding Planner,” and her latest, “Marry Me.” “

Lopez is a popular singer who has had many hits and albums on the Latin and pop charts. She released her multi-hit debut “On the 6” in 1999 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with songs like “If You Had My Love,” “All I Have” and the remixes of “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny. “

And in 2020, Lopez performed during the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Shakira.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” entered the awards as the leading nominee with seven. It won best movie and Tom Holland, the film’s star, won best performance in a film. It was the most successful film of the year, earning nearly $1.9 billion at the box office. However, the major awards shows neglected it.

Zendaya was awarded best performance in a television show for her role as “Euphoria,” which won best show. Here, the HBO series won for hookup.

Early in the broadcast, 19-year-old singer Olivia Rodrigo won best music documentary for her project “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u.” Rodrigo, who was awarded three Grammys, including best new artist, spoke out about the importance and challenges of creating the film. It involves a road trip, live performances, reflections, and a review of her debut album, “Sour.” “

“I made “driving home 2 you” for my fans, especially those who couldn’t make it to see me on tour,” Rodrigo stated.

Jack Black was also awarded a Comic Genius career achievement award. Before delivering his acceptance speech, he was almost out of breath as he ran up to the stage.

“I’m in need of a little oxygen,” he said, before going on to list the films he has starred in, including “School of Rock” (his favorite) and “Jumanji”.

“Comedic genius. Are you serious? What? Black said. “I don’t deserve it, but I’ll accept it. “

Jack Black accepts the Comedic Genius Award onstage during the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, June 5, 2022.

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The ceremony kicked off with “Loki” star Sophia Di Martino winning breakthrough performance for her role as Sylvie on the Disney Plus television series. After she claimed her trophy, the actress spoke about being nine months pregnant when she was offered the role and how her baby was only three months old when she began filming.

” “It’s been quite a journey, so this really means something to me,” she said. “Thank you to all of you. It’s all yours. We are grateful that Sylvie was able to enter your imaginations. “

Daniel Radcliffe was awarded best villain for his portrayal as a billionaire in “The Lost City,” an adventure comedy.

Diplo performed “Tupelo Shuffle”, a song from the upcoming film “Elvis”.

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