According to People magazine, the award was presented to the Hustlers actor by the Call Me By Your Name actor Armie Hammer.
The honour celebrates Lopez’s work over her decades-long career in the entertainment and music industry. The superstar was given a surprise through a video message each from Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman before her acceptance speech.
Both the actors congratulated her on the big award and lauded her hard work. Then, Lopez’s 12-year-old twins Emme and Max shared a sweet message and appeared virtually as they supported their mom on stage.
As she began her acceptance speech, the singer spoke about how 2020 was a “great leveler.”
“Man, 2020 was no joke right? 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,” People magazine quoted Jennifer as saying.
She then went on to thank her fans for their “belief,” and “faith,” in her. “Your belief and your faith in me motivates me to keep going and sometimes when I’m tired or beaten down, like a lot of us have been this year, it’s my family, friends, my babies and my fans, you guys, who have lifted me up when I couldn’t lift myself. I am so grateful to have you, to have that in my life,” she said.
The actor-turned-singer-turned-businesswoman has seen massive success over the year. The star has had 10 of her songs reach the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 and two No.1 albums on the Billboard 200.