Dwayne Johnson to receive MTV’s Generation Award

Jun 13, 2019 - by Colin Vassallo

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be honored with the Generation Award during the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV announced.

The Generation Award celebrates “beloved actors whose diverse contributions to both film and television have turned them into household names in the industry,” according to MTV.

“Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,” said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. “Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate badass – an action star with a flair for comedy, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and a true family man. He continues to captivate his audience worldwide and we are thrilled to celebrate him with the Generation Award.”

Speaking about the nomination, Johnson wrote, “This one means a lot. Box office revenues are cool, but the thing that really matters is the blessing to positively influence and impact generations along the way. We’re gonna rock the house and the mana (and tequila;) will flow this Saturday night!”

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Monday, June 17 at 9:00 PM ET.

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