MTV TO HONOR ACADEMY AWARD(R)- WINNING ACTOR JAMIE FOXX WITH "GENERATION AWARD" AT THE "2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS" LIVE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT
Santa Monica, CA (April 11, 2013) - MTV today announced that Academy Award(R)-winning actor and Grammy(R) winning artist Jamie Foxx will receive the coveted "Generation Award" at the "2013 MTV Movie Awards," LIVE on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in Culver City, CA.
One of Hollywood's most respected actors, Foxx has amassed an impressive resume of film work, including his performance as the legendary Ray Charles in the 2005 biopic "Ray" which earned him the honor of being one of only a few actors to win the quadruple award crown for Best Actor including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, BAFTA Award and the Academy Award(R). Foxx is nominated for four MTV Movie Awards for his performance in the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino directed film "Django Unchained," including "Best Male Performance," "Best Fight," "Best Kiss" and "Best WTF Moment." Foxx will appear next in "White House Down" opposite Channing Tatum and James Woods and is currently in production to star as the villain Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
"As a comedian, Academy award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning artist, Jamie Foxx is a triple threat superstar unlike any we've seen in a long time," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "Jamie has captivated audiences for nearly two decades with a dizzying array of memorable performances, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate him at this year's Movie Awards."
After spending time in the comedy circuit, Foxx joined Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Tommy Davidson in the landmark Fox sketch comedy series, "In Living Color," creating some of the show's funniest and most memorable moments. In 1996, he launched his own series, "The Jamie Foxx Show," which was one of the top-rated shows on the WB Network during its five-year run.
Foxx's big-screen break came in 1999 when Oliver Stone cast him as star quarterback Willie Beamen in "Any Given Sunday," with Al Pacino. Additional film credits include: Michael Mann's "Ali," opposite Will Smith, Michael Mann's "Miami Vice" opposite Colin Farrell, Sam Mendes' Gulf War drama "Jarhead," with Jake Gyllenhaal, "Stealth," "Bait," "Booty Call," "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," and "The Great White Hype."
The "MTV Generation Award" is the "MTV Movie Awards" highest honor, acknowledging an actor who can be counted on to engage the MTV audience with everything he does. Past recipients include Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.
The "2013 MTV Movie Awards," airing on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, will continue the official kick off to the Summer Blockbuster season with rising superstar and host Rebel Wilson set to go off and deliver the show's trademark irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love LIVE. In a musical mash-up first, the stars of the hit musical comedy, "Pitch Perfect," will open the show with a musical bang when Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Esther Dean, Adam DeVine, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and host Rebel Wilson re-unite as the dueling college a cappella groups, The Barden Bellas and Treblemakers, for one not-to-miss musical performance conceived and executed by the film's director, Jason Moore. The night's big moments and laughs will continue with MTV's Inaugural "Comedic Genius Award" recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for "Best On-Screen Duo" with Zach Galifianakis for "The Campaign," "Trailblazer Award" recipient Emma Watson who is nominated in three categories including "Best Female Performance," "Best Kiss" and "Best Musical Moment" for her role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," along with special musical performances by Selena Gomez and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto and Kim Kardashian are confirmed to present. "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth will be on-hand to introduce the two-and-a-half minute never-before-seen official teaser trailer for the long awaited second installment of Lionsgate's Hunger Games film franchise, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Additional presenters will be announced at a later date.
Fans can head to MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 13 to vote. As in previous years, the category of "Movie of the Year" will remain an ongoing battle throughout the 22nd annual "2013 MTV Movie Awards" telecast. Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.
MovieAwards.MTV.com is the official site for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" where fans can visit to vote and get up-to-date info on this year's show, watch video of last year's biggest occurrences, get the full list of 2012 show winners, and check out fashion and celebrity commentary from the red carpet.
The "2013 MTV Movie Awards" will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV's more than 200 digital media properties around the world. The 2012 MTV Movie Awards grew its reach +4% YOY with the coveted 12-24 demographic across key international markets, including the UK, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Singapore and Mexico.
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves serves as Executive Producer for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent. Wendy Plaut serves as co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Lee Lodge serves as co-Executive Producer.
Official sponsors of the "2013 MTV Movie Awards" include HTC, DR PEPPER(R), Monster DNA(TM) headphones, Revlon(R), Taco Bell(R) and Unilever.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager to create, develop and produce original television, Den of Thieves has emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, their credits cover a vast array of formats and include VH1's "The T.O. Show," Comedy Central's "Russell Brand in New York City", Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," as well as the MTV Video Music Awards, CMT Country Awards and MTV Movie Awards.