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The Fast and Furious movie series will receive the MTV Generation Award at the upcoming MTV Movie & TV Awards, it was announced Friday.
The accolade marks the first time that a film franchise will be honored instead of an individual actor and is the latest new element for the rebranded MTV Movie Awards, which will now also recognize the best of the small screen.
The film’s stars -— Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster — will accept the award during the Adam Devine-hosted ceremony, which is set to air live on Sunday, May 7, at 8 p.m. ET and PT from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.
Previous recipients of the MTV Generation Award, which honors and showcases talent that has created an impressive body of work that speaks to the MTV audience, 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.
As part of the Fast and Furious celebration, J Balvin, Pitbull and Camila Cabello will perform their Fate of the Furious soundtrack single “Hey Ma” for the first time on TV during the awards ceremony.
MTV also will air a marathon of the Fast and Furious films this weekend, during which viewers will have the chance to answer trivia questions about the movies and their stars in order to win a trip to L.A. to attend the MTV Movie & TV Awards and see the Fast and Furious gang accept their Generation Award in person.
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