Jennifer Lopez says 2020 taught her what ‘matters most’

(CNN) — Jennifer Lopez summed up what 2020 has been like for all of us when she took the stage at the E! People’s Choice on Sunday night.

“Oh my gosh, 2020, 2020 wasn’t a joke, was it?” Lopez said as she accepted the Icon award.

“I mean, before 2020 we were obsessed with winning this award, being nominated for that award, we were stuck with who sold the most records or who had the best box office or crazy stuff. This year it was the great leveler. He showed us what mattered, what didn’t and for me, he underlined what matters most, people.

Jennifer Lopez receives surprises

Jennifer Lopez had a few surprises before starting her speech. Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and their children were among those who seemed to virtually share her admiration.

Jennifer Lopez

«Help each other, love each other, be kind to each other. And the importance of that connection, that human touch and I realize that is what I fight for in everything I do, to reach people, to reach people. I think that is what we all want, shared experiences, knowing that we are not alone in this, ”Lopez continued. “Your faith and your faith in me motivates me to keep going, and sometimes when I’m tired or down, as many of us have been this year, it is my family, my friends, my babies and my followers, you who They got me up when I couldn’t get up ».

Jennifer Lopez, who began her career as a dancer on “In Living Color” before finding success as an actress, singer and producer, spoke about perseverance.

“As a Latina and as a woman, sometimes we have to work twice as hard to get the chance. Sometimes my big dreams and my ambitions made the people around me nervous, people would say that you are a dancer, you cannot be an actress. The more they said I couldn’t, the more I knew I had to, ”he said. “So now here I am, very grateful, knowing that the true measure of my success is not in the box office numbers or the records sold, but in the love I feel from all of you and yes, I am sorry.”

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