MTV Movie Awards: Will Smith to Receive Generation Award

Will Smith attends the Concussion New York premiere - H 2016
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Host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced the news on his Instagram, congratulating his friend.

Will Smith is heading to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.

The actor will receive the Generation Award at the awards show, hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart. Johnson announced the news on social media on Thursday, writing, "Will Smith is our MTV Generation Award recipient."

He added, "When I first broke into Hollywood 15yrs ago, all I wanted to do was learn the business and put in the hard work to have a career like his. It's a real privilege to honor you my friend." Johnson posted the caption under a video of Will Smith saying "I make this look good" in a scene from Men in Black.

The award show airs on Sunday, April 10, at 8:00 p.m. from the Warner Bros. Studios backlot in Burbank.

Zac Efron, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and more are set to present.