Jennifer Lopez to Receive Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards – Billboard
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Generation Award at this year’s 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards in honor of the multifaceted star’s many accomplishments in film and television. The network broke the news Friday, June 3, revealing that Lopez will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Sunday, June 5 event.
The show, hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, will air live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on MTV at 8 p.m. ET. The Generation Award celebrates actors whose contributions to film and television have made them household names. Past recipients of the award include: Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler , Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey and all fast furious franchise.
This year’s show will also feature Awkwafina presenting the Comedic Genius Award to Jack Black, alongside other presenters including Billy Eichner, Chris Evans and Rebel Wilson. Snoop Dogg (aka DJ Snoopadelic), will DJ the night’s festivities.
Lopez, 52, actress, singer, producer, dancer and entrepreneur got her start as one of the “Fly Girl” dancers on the beloved Fox sketch series In living color before scoring his breakthrough role on the big screen in 1997 Selena. In addition to appearing in blockbuster films such as Anaconda, Out of sight and The scammers — her films have a combined worldwide box office of over $3 billion – she is the only artist to ever have a No. 1 album (J.Lo) and film n°1 (The wedding planner) simultaneously.
Earlier this year, she returned to romantic comedy with Owen Wilson and Maluma in Marry me, and will then be seen in the documentary HALF-TIMEwhich will premiere on Netflix on June 14. The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be followed by Movie & TV Awards: NOT SECURE, hosted by Tayshia Adams (airs 10 p.m. ET); both shows will air simulcast on BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Night, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 and air internationally on MTV in over 170 countries.