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Jennifer Lopez to receive honour at MTV Movie & TV Awards

The award celebrates actors whose diverse contributions in both film and television have turned them into household names.

Jennifer Lopez will be honoured for her film and television achievements at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The network announced 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.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Her first breakthrough came as a dancer on the 1990s sketch comedy series In Living Colour.

She pursued an acting career and landed a leading role in Selena in 1997.

She would go on to appear in films including Anaconda, Out Of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Hustlers and her latest, Marry Me.

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 such as If You Had My Love, All I Have and the remixes of I’m Real and Ain’t It Funny.

In 2020, Lopez performed during the Super Bowl half-time show alongside Shakira.

Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens is hosting the awards (Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

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.

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