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Jennifer Lopez to receive honour at MTV Movie & TV Awards

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez will be honoured for her film and television achievements at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The network announced on Friday that Lopez will receive the Generation Award on Sunday in Santa Monica, California. The award celebrates actors whose diverse contributions in both film and television have turned them into household names.  Previous recipients include Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Will Smith and Reese Witherspoon.

Her first breakthrough came as a dancer on the 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color.” She pursued an acting career and landed a leading role in “Selena” in 1997. She would go on to appear in such films including “Anaconda,” “Out of Sight,” “The Wedding Planner,” “Hustlers” and her latest, “Marry Me.”


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The 52-year-old actor will release a new Netflix documentary called “Halftime” on June 14. The project focuses on the second half of her career and she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist. As a singer, Lopez has had major success on the pop and Latin charts with multiple hit songs and albums. She released her multi-hit debut “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 It Funny.”

And in 2020, Lopez performed during the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Shakira.  “Spider-Man: No Way Home” enters the awards show as the leading nominee with seven nominations. HBO’s “Euphoria” earned six nods, and “The Batman” followed with four nominations. Vanessa Hudgens will host the awards, which will air live from the Barker Hangar. The nominations include 26 gender-neutral categories. Jack Black will receive the Comedic Genius Award.

Meanwhile, Lopez paid tribute to late actor Ray Liotta, remembering her “Shades of Blue”  co-star as “the epitome of a tough guy who was all mushy on the inside.” The 67-year-old “Goodfellas” star died on Thursday in the Dominican Republic and was saluted by colleagues, co-stars and fans. Lopez, 52, shared the small screen with Liotta for three seasons in “Shades of Blue,” the NBC police drama that ran from 2016 to 2018. She played Brooklyn cop Harlee Santos, while he played her superior, Lt. Matt Wozniak, a character he once described as “a cop who’s dirty.” The pilot episode launched their narrative when Santos admitted to Wozniak that she was the rat who informed on him. In her tribute on Instagram, Lopez shared a series of photos of them together and a clip from a touching scene between their characters in which Santos entrusts Wozniak to care for her daughter. She reflected on the warm relationship Liotta had with her and her children on and off screen.


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