Actor/producer/all-around good guy Dwayne Johnson has been chosen to receive MTV’s Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Johnson will accept the award during the show airing on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT.
Johnson and Kevin Hart hosted the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2016 while promoting their comedy film, Central Intelligence. This year’s host ceremony is taking place at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and has Shazam! star Zachary Levi on board to host.
“Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,” stated Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. “Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate badass – 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.”
Previous Generation Award winners include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey. The award is given to recognize “beloved actors whose diverse contributions to both film and television have turned them into household names in the industry.”
The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be produced by Joel Gallen Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet Productions, Rick Austin, and MTV’s Amy Doyle, Wendy Plaut, and Vanessa Whitewolf.
Dwayne Johnson was most recently seen on the big screen in Fighting with My Family, Rampage, Skyscraper, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. He recently completed work on the Jumanji sequel and Jungle Cruise, and has Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw heading to theaters on August 2, 2019. Plus, he’s busy with the HBO series Ballers which is heading into its fifth season.