Jamie Foxx To Be Honored at MTV Movie Awards
The "Django Unchained" star will receive the "Generation" trophy at Sunday's event.
Snubbed at this year's Oscars for his Django Unchained role, Jamie Foxx is getting some recognition from the MTV Movie Awards.
The actor, who won an Academy Award for 2004's Ray, will be honored with the "MTV Generation Award" at Sunday's event, which serves as an unofficial kickoff for summer blockbuster season. The honors acknowledge an actor who captivates the network's audience; past recipients include Reese Witherspoon, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Sandra Bullock.
Fox is also nominated for four MTV Movie popcorn statuettes for Best Male Performance, Best Fight, Best Kiss and Best WTF Moment in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.
"As a comedian, Academy award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning artist, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat superstar unlike any we’ve seen in a long time," said MTV President Stephen Friedman in a statement. "Jamie has captivated audiences for nearly two decades with a dizzying array of memorable performances, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate him at this year’s Movie Awards."
Foxx will next be seen on the big screen opposite Channing Tatum in the action thriller White House Down, which hits theaters June 28.
Rebel Wilson is host of the ceremony, which which will air live on the East Coast at 9 p.m. on Sunday via MTV. The broadcast will be tape-delayed for the West Coast.