Dwayne Johnson to receive Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards


Dwayne Johnson aka ‘The Rock’ will receive the “Generation Award” at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The annual ceremony honours actors who have made a significant name in the film and television industry.

“Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo, as saying.

“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,” Doyle added.

The “Generation” Award comes as the second big honour that the actor will receive in this year, after being named one of the Time’s 100 most influential people, 2019.

Hosted by ‘Shazam!’ actor Zachary Levi, the award ceremony will take place on June 17.

Previous winners of the Generation Award include 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, and Jim Carrey.

Meanwhile, the actor in May wrapped up shooting for his upcoming film which is a sequel to the 2017 film ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.’ Other than this, ‘The Rock’ will also be seen in ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ alongside Jason Statham. (ANI)