“Oh, my God 2020 man, 2020 was no joke, proper?” Lopez mentioned whereas accepting the Icon Award. “I imply, earlier than 2020 we have been obsessing about successful this award, getting nominated for that award, we have been caught up on who bought probably the most data or who had the most important field workplace opening or loopy stuff. This yr was the good leveler. It confirmed us what mattered, what did not and for me, strengthened what issues most, individuals.”
Lopez had a couple of surprises earlier than she started her speech. Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and her youngsters have been amongst those that appeared nearly to share their admiration.
“Serving to one another, loving one another, being variety to one another. And the significance of that connection, that human contact and I notice it is what I try for in every thing I do, to achieve individuals, to the touch individuals. I consider that is what all of us need, shared experiences, to know that we’re not on this alone,” Lopez went on to say. “Your perception and your religion in me motivates me to maintain going and generally after I’m drained or overwhelmed down like a number of us have been this yr, it is my household, my associates, my infants and my followers, you guys, who’ve lifted me up after I could not carry myself.”
Lopez, who started her profession as a dancer on “In Dwelling Coloration” earlier than discovering success as an actor, singer and producer, spoke about perseverance.
“As a Latina and as a girl, now we have to generally work twice as laborious to get the chance. Typically my massive desires and my ambitions made the individuals round me nervous individuals would say you are a dancer, you may’t be an actress. The extra they mentioned I could not, the extra I knew that I needed to,” she mentioned. “So now right here I stand, so very grateful, realizing that the true measure of my success shouldn’t be in field workplace numbers or data bought however from the love that I really feel from all of you and sure, I really feel it.”