Jamie Foxx, 'Django Unchained' Star, To Receive Generation Award At MTV Movie Awards

on April 12 2013 11:57 AM
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"Django Unchained" star Jamie Foxx is slated to receive the MTV Generation Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. Weinstein Co.

Jamie Foxx will become the ninth recipient of the Generation Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday.

Foxx, 45, who wowed fans and critics alike with his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s epic western “Django Unchained,” will be honored for “distinguishing himself not just in a variety of movie genres, but in a variety of mediums, including film, music and television,” MTV said Friday.

Previous MTV Generation Award recipients have included Ben Stiller, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise. It's the highest honor bestowed at the MTV Movie Awards.

Foxx has previously earned an Oscar, a Grammy, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and a BAFTA award, becoming one of the few performers to do so, MTV notes. Foxx also has had critically acclaimed roles in “Any Given Sunday,” “Ray,” and “Collateral.”

In addition to the Generation Award, Foxx is nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance for “Django Unchained.”

He will co-star with Channing Tatum in “White House Down,” a thriller about a Capitol police officer trying to save his child and the president from foreign invaders, Vibe reports. The film is scheduled to be released June 28.

In addition to Foxx, Will Ferrell will be honored with the MTV Comedic Genius Award and “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson will become the second recipient of the MTV Trailblazer Award.

The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will air Sunday night at 9 p.m. EDT.

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