Jennifer Lopez to Receive Generation Award at 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards and Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED are airing live from Barker Hangar in Los Angeles on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET

Jennifer Lopez to Receive Generation Award at 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Ana Carballosa

Jennifer Lopez will be honored in a big way at the upcoming 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The actress and singer, 52, is set to receive the Generation Award at this year's show, which will air from the Los Angeles' Barker Hangar starting at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.

"The Generation Award celebrates beloved actors whose diverse contributions to both film and television have turned them into household names," according to a release.

Past recipients include Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey and the entire Fast & Furious franchise.

Lopez has a movie career spanning decades. Some of her most memorable roles are as the titular music legend in 1997's Selena, 2019's Hustlers, as well as several romantic comedies over the years including The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and the recent Marry Me.

Back in March, the multi-hyphenate star accepted the Icon Award for her music career at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, where she said in part in her emotional speech, "I'm just getting started."

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On Tuesday, MTV released its list of presenters for both the MTV Movie & TV Awards and Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED, the latter of which will air immediately following the first awards show.

Among the star-studded lineup are Chris Evans, Awkwafina and Rebel Wilson. Presenting during the first MTV Movie & TV Awards portion, they will be joined by Glen Powell, Billy Eichner, Riley Keough, Jay Ellis, Jenna Ortega, Joe Keery, Chase Sui Wonders, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lana Condor, Sydney Sweeney, Pablo Schreiber, Rachel Sennott, Sarah Shahi, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn and Maria Bakalova.

Thirty-two celebrities comprise the list of presenters for the Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED, including Nicole Richie, Kathy Hilton, Kristin Cavallari, Nick Viall and several notable names from Bravo's Summer House and the Real Housewives franchise.

Vanessa Hudgens is set to host the first show, after having previously hosted the 2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time, while Tayshia Adams will host UNSCRIPTED beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Snoop Dogg is scheduled to perform during the first show — where Jack Black will also be honored with the Comedic Genius Award — while DJ D-Nice will take the stage during UNSCRIPTED.

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Earlier this month, MTV announced the nominees for its 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED.

The nominations — which include 26 gender-neutral categories — highlight Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has the most nods with seven total, HBO's Euphoria season 2, which has six nods, and Robert Pattinson's The Batman, which has four.

Recent series like Netflix's Inventing Anna, Disney+'s Moon Knight and Hulu's Pam & Tommy also scored nominations.

There are several new categories (best song, "Here for the Hookup," best reality return, best music documentary, best reality romance, best reality star), and the classic category best kiss returns.

Nominees in the latter category include Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz from The Batman, Lily Collins and Lucien Laviscount from Emily in Paris, stuntman Poopies and a snake from Jackass Forever, Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike in Euphoria and Tom Holland and Zendaya in Spider-Man.

The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards and Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED are airing live from Barker Hangar in Los Angeles on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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