Will Smith To Receive MTV Generation Award

The Oscars may not have given Will Smith his just dues this year, but the MTV Movie Awards is doing so by honoring him with its “Generation Award.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who will host the ceremony alongside Kevin Hart, announced the news Thursday. The 47-year-old will be recognized for his mega contributions to the entertainment industry.

“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. #WeAreStillPuttinInTheWork #BigWillieStyle#MovieAwards #GenerationAward,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.

Congratulations, Big Willie! Watch him receive the accolade when the show airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 P.M. ET.