Jennifer Lopez was acknowledged for her 20-plus 12 months profession spanning performing, music, and entrepreneurship
Jennifer Lopez was named The People’s Icon of 2020 through the E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday. The four-time People’s Choice Award winner had some lovely phrases — particularly for ladies of “all ages and all colors” trying to stroll in her footsteps.
The award was in celebration of her work over her decades-long profession, which began in 1997 throughout her breakout efficiency enjoying Selena Quintanilla to, extra just lately, performing on the 2020 Super Bowl halftime present.
She’s nonetheless Jenny from the block. ❤️ People’s Icon, Jennifer Lopez, is moved to tears sharing a message of hope and love. pic.twitter.com/CypXzPo0wc
— E! News (@enews) November 16, 2020
Before her acceptance speech, the mom-of-two was shocked with video messages from Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman, and her 12-year-old twins Emme and Max.
“Congratulations my friend. Like everybody watching tonight, I am a fan and I long admired your work and your uncompromising work ethic and your beautiful authentic audacity made of passion, determination, self-respect and courage. If anybody told you why you shouldn’t, you were already busy proving them wrong,” Zellweger stated of Lopez.
Kidman despatched her message from Australia, saying partly, “You are the true definition of an icon. I’ve identified you for a very long time now and I’ve watched you go from power to power, however I’ll always remember bringing my sister to your Vegas present.
“You were just power and love and warmth, so thank you,” Kidman continued. “I send you love and can’t wait to give you a hug when all of this is over.”
Lopez began her acceptance speech with a nod to 2020.
“Man, 2020 was no joke right?” she stated. “I mean, before 2020, we were obsessing about winning this award or getting nominated for that award or we were caught up in who sold the most records or box office opening or crazy stuff like did we get the latest drop before anybody else. But not this year. This year was the great leveler.”
Lopez additionally stated the 12 months made her laser-focused on what mattered and what didn’t. For her, what mattered most is, “people, all of us, together.”
“Helping each other, loving each other, being kind to each other,” she continued, “and the importance of that connection, that human touch. I realized that’s what I strive for in everything I do. To reach people, to touch people. I believe that’s what we all want, those shared experiences to know that we’re not in this alone.”
Congrats, Macha! ❤️
You’re the folks’s icon, and nobody deserves it greater than you. You’re a job mannequin and an inspiration for all. ✨
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) November 16, 2020
Lopez additionally talked about being doubted as a “Latina and as a woman” all through her profession and the way it made her who she is as we speak. The result’s discovering herself in place to be a job mannequin for different younger ladies.
“The true measure is inspiring girls in all ages and all colors, from all over the world, to know you can do whatever want, as many things as you want and to be proud of who you are no matter where you come from,” she stated. “I want them to know your dreams are limited only by your imagination, determination and their willingness to never give up.”