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  • ‘I wanna thank true love’: Jennifer Lopez scoops top honour at MTV awards

    ‘I wanna thank true love’: Jennifer Lopez scoops top honour at MTV awards

    The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards took place on Sunday 5 June at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The HBO series, Euphoria and Spider-Man: No Way Home which both star Zendaya were the biggest winners of the evening. 

    American actress and musician Jennifer Lopez was honoured with the Generation Award which celebrates actors who have made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. 

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    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards celebrates “beloved actors whose diverse contributions to film and television have turned them into household names”. 

    Several of Hollywood’s top acts have all received the award including Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Whalberg and Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise. 

    In 2021, Scarlett Johansson was honoured with the Generation Award for her contribution to entertainment. 


    Jennifer Lopez kicked off her acting career in the 1987 drama film My Little Girl, alongside the likes of Danny DeVito and James Earl Jones. Since then, she has appeared in several Hollywood films and television series including Hustlers, Second Act, The Boy Next Door and The Back-up Plan

    The MTV Movie & TV Awards host Vanessa Hudgens handed Jennifer Lopez her Generation Award on 5 June. In her acceptance speech, the 52-year-old actor said there is a part of her in every character she has played on screen.

    “I have a different kind of list of thank you’s tonight. I wanna thank all the people who gave me this life. I wanna thank the people who gave me joy and the ones who broke my heart. The ones who were true and the ones who lied to me.”

    “I wanna thank true love and the way that I lied to myself. Because that’s how I knew that I had to grow.”

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    Jennifer Lopez also thanked her two children for “teaching her how to love” and also thanked her longtime manager Benny Medina. 

    “He doesn’t like me to talk about him, he likes to be in the background,” said Lopez.

    “He’s more than just my manager. If there’s one person who believed in me from the beginning…And the first time I played him a raggedy little demo of a song that I had wrote that day, he never let me stop believing in myself.”


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