SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Honoree 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. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez acquired the technology award at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday, June 5. The multihyphenate teared up as she thanked her followers, her supervisor, and everybody who impressed her movie performances over the years.

Lopez stated in her acceptance speech, “I look at these films, and I see all the great those that I’ve been blessed to know and to work with. You’re solely pretty much as good as the folks you’re employed with, and when you’re fortunate, they make you higher. And I’ve been very fortunate in that regard.” Lopez stated that whereas she’s none of her characters, all her roles have part of her in them.

“There had been instances so low, I believe I saved going extra for you than for myself.”

“Since you can not create fact until you’ve got actually lived it, I’ve a distinct form of listing of thank-yous tonight,” she stated. “I wish to thank all the individuals who gave me this life. I wish to thank the individuals who gave me pleasure and the ones who broke my coronary heart. The ones who had been true and the ones who lied to me. I wish to thank real love, and I wish to thank the approach that I lied to myself, as a result of that is how I knew that I needed to develop.”

“I wish to thank disappointment and failure for instructing me to be robust,” she continued. “And my youngsters for instructing me to like.” Lopez teared up and continued, “I wish to thank all the individuals who advised me — to my face or after I wasn’t in the room — that I could not do that. I actually do not assume I may have completed it with out you.”

“And I do know I could not have completed it with out the followers who noticed the films,” she added, to massive cheers from the crowd. She pointed to the followers and stated, “You are the purpose that I’m right here and I’ve been right here, and I like you.”

Lopez additionally explicitly thanked her supervisor, Benny Medina. She stated partly, “If there’s one one who believed in me from the starting, from the first time I performed him a raggedy little demo of a music that I had wrote that day, he by no means let me cease believing in myself. It was him.”

“There had been instances so low, I believe I saved going extra for you than for myself,” she stated to Medina. “You are the true that means of experience or die.”

At the finish of her speech, she referred to as out her fiancé, Ben Affleck, who wasn’t together with her at the occasion. “And Ben and all people at house, await me to have dinner, I’ll be house at 7,” she stated earlier than strolling off.

Lopez obtained her first break on the sketch-comedy present “In Living Color,” showing as one in every of the Fly Girls. In 1997, she starred in “Selena,” portraying the late Selena Quintanilla Pérez. J Lo went on to cement herself as a film star, showing in films together with “Anaconda” and “Out of Sight.” She starred in traditional rom-coms like “The Wedding Planner,” “Maid in Manhattan,” and “Shall We Dance?” In the 2000s, Lopez appeared in two films with Affleck, “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl.” Her different hits embody “Monster-in-Law,” “The Boy Next Door,” and “Second Act.” In 2019, she starred in “Hustlers,” which acquired appreciable essential acclaim, and earlier this 12 months, she launched one other rom-com, “Marry Me” with Owen Wilson. And she’s proven no signal of slowing down. Right now, she’s gearing up for the launch of her Netflix documentary, “Halftime.” She’ll additionally seem in “Shotgun Wedding” and “The Mother” later this 12 months.

Previous winners of the technology award embody Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, and Adam Sandler.

Earlier in the night, Lopez additionally acquired the award for finest music for “On My Way (Marry Me),” featured in “Marry Me.”

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