"I cannot tell you how much I have loved being a part of Entertainment Tonight," Hart told ET's Denny Directo backstage. "How blessed I feel to have been right in the middle of the Hollywood community. I am probably the luckiest person on the planet."
"We were in such a frenzy in these early days," she continued. "There was nobody who thought this show would last. It didn't take me all that long to love what we were doing. We were creating a brand new genre of television."
When asked how she felt after received the award, she was quick to note she was a ball of emotions.
"My heart was beating," she said. "I had to use notes... but I knew I wanted to convey what my mom was all about and it truly was about tolerance and really trying to understand the other side, the other point of view whatever side you're on."