On Sunday, the annual MTV Movie & TV Awards went down in Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA and the stars showed up and showed out to see which of their favorite films and shows won awards. One recipient that was honored during the evening was none other than Jennifer Lopez. With an acting resume that expands over 20 years, she was honored with this year’s Generation Award.
During her acceptance speech, J.Lo said, “As an actor, I’m not any of the women that I’ve played, but there’s a part of what is deeply true to me in each one of those characters. Since you cannot create truth unless you’ve lived it I have a different kind of list of thank you’s tonight.”
“I want to thank all the people who gave me this life. I want to 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 want to thank true love, and I want to thank the way that I lied to myself, because that’s how I knew that I had to grow. I want to thank disappointment and failure for teaching me to be strong, and my children for teaching me to love.”
As Jennifer thanked those who have doubted her, as well as her fans, she also shared a special thank you to her longtime manager, Benny Medina, who was present in the audience. She said, “If there’s one person who believed in me from the beginning. From the first time I played him a raggedy demo of a song that I had wrote that day, and he never let me stop believing in myself, it was him.”
Check out Jennifer Lopez’s full acceptance speech below:
Earlier in the show, J. Lo’s record “On My Way (Marry Me)” won the award for Best Song, which is featured in the film “Marry Me,” which she stars in along with Owen Wilson.
Will be blasting Marry Me on repeat for the rest of the evening 🔁
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