LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Lopez gave a moving speech about how believers and skeptics have contributed to her success, as she accepted a career achievement honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday.
“I want to thank the people who gave me joy and the people who broke my heart – those who were true and those who lied to me,” said Lopez, who won this Generation Award. year for actors whose diverse contributions have made them household names. She also won best song — a new category — for the track “On My Way” from the “Marry Me” soundtrack.
MTV’s youth-focused celebration of film and TV offered a lighter, airier awards show, with 26 categories in gender-neutral categories like Best Villain, Best Kiss and the new “here for the fuck” category. connection”. Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, the ceremony returned to a live format after being pre-recorded for several years.
Lopez shed tears as she thanked the fans, her longtime manager and her kids for “teaching me to love me,” bringing the audience to their feet at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.
“I want to thank the people who gave me this life,” said Lopez, 52, later adding, “You’re only as good as the people you work with. But if you’re lucky, they make you better. I’ve been very lucky in that regard.”
Lopez’s first breakthrough came as a dancer in the 1990s comedy sketch series “In Living Color.” She pursued an acting career and landed a lead role in ‘Selena’ in 1997. She continued to appear in films such as ‘Anaconda’, ‘Out of Sight’, ‘The Wedding Planner’, ‘Hustlers’ and his latest, “Marry Me.”
As a singer, Lopez achieved success on the pop and Latin charts with several hit songs and albums. She released her debut album “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 that ain’t funny.”
And in 2020, Lopez performed at the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Shakira.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ entered the awards as the main nominee with seven. It won Best Picture and the film’s star Tom Holland won Best Performance in a Motion Picture. . Earning nearly $1.9 billion at the box office, it was the biggest movie of the year and a fan favorite, but was largely overlooked by major awards shows.
Zendaya won Best Performance in a Show for her role in “Euphoria,” which won Best Show. The HBO series also won here for tie-in.
At the start of the show, 19-year-old singer Olivia Rodrigo won the award for best musical documentary for her project “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u.” Rodrigo, who won three Grammys this year including Best New Artist, spoke about the importance of creating the film, which involves a road trip, live performances and reflections on his debut album “Sour.”
“I did ‘come home 2 u’ for the fans, especially the ones who couldn’t come see me on tour,” Rodrigo said.
Jack Black also received a Lifetime Achievement Award, Comic Genius. He raced onto the stage and looked almost out of breath before delivering his acceptance speech.
“I need a breath of fresh air,” he said before recounting several movies he’s starred in, like “School of Rock” and two “Jumanji” movies. He starred in other comedies, including “Shallow Hal”, “Tropic Thunder” and the “Kung Fu Panda” animated films, where Black voiced the title character.
“Comic genius. Come on, are you kidding? Why ? ” he said. “I don’t deserve this, but I’ll take it.”
The ceremony kicked off with ‘Loki’ star Sophia Di Martino winning a breakthrough performance for her role as Sylvie on the Disney Plus TV series. After the actor claimed his trophy, she opened up about being 9 months pregnant when she was offered the role, and her baby was just 3 months old when she started filming.
“It’s been quite a journey, so it really means a lot to me,” she said. “Thank you to the public. It’s all for you. Thank you for letting Sylvie into your imagination.”
Daniel Radcliffe won Best Villain for his portrayal of a billionaire in comedy adventure ‘The Lost City’.
Diplo and Swae Lee performed “Tupelo Shuffle” from director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming “Elvis” biopic.
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