Dwayne Johnson will have the Generation Award under his belt in this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.
MTV made the exciting announcement on Thursday. The Generation Award is a celebration of our generation’s most beloved actors. It will be presented to The Rock during this year’s ceremony to recognize his contributions in the TV and film industry. The awards show will air on Monday, June 17.
The announcement was made during a press release for Johnson who previously hosted the yearly event with Kevin Hart. Amy Doyle, General Manager of MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo, said:
“Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,”
“Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate bada** — an action star with a flair for comedy, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and a true family man. He continues to captivate his audience worldwide and we are thrilled to celebrate him with the Generation Award.”
Notable names in the industry have one the Generation Award including Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, and Tom Cruise. On Monday, The Rock is set to join their ranks.
Aside from Johnson, this year’s ceremony will also honor Jada Pinkett Smith for the Trailblazer Award. The award celebrates artists and creators who have game-changing contributions in the industry with a refreshing and fearless voice in the industry. Something very fitting for the Red Table Talk host and executive producer.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.