Adam Sandler to receive Generation Award

Past honorees of MTV nod include Mike Myers, Jim Carrey

Adam Sandler will receive the MTV Generation Award at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, for his "amazing contribution to Hollywood and for entertaining the MTV audience for years."

Sandler next appears in the summer's Columbia comedy "You Don't Mess With the Zohan." Previous recipients of the award include Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.