Channing Tatum to Receive MTV Trailblazer Award at 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
MTV today announced that actor and producer Channing Tatum will receive the third annual "MTV Trailblazer Award" presented by Mila Kunis during the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
Tatum is the first male to ever receive the "Trailblazer" award for boldly paving the way with his unique and diverse path in the film industry. Previous winners include Emma Watson and Emma Stone.
"Channing Tatum is the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart. Whether he's baring his soul in The Vow, his chest in Magic Mike, or his humor in 21 Jump Street, Channing proves that by committing everything, you can accomplish anything."
Later this year, Tatum will reprise his role as Jenko in 22 Jump Street and share the screen with Mila Kunis in the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller Jupiter Ascending. He will also star in Foxcatcher with Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, as well as the animated film The Book of Life. He will soon begin production on the sequel to Magic Mike.
Hosted by comedian and late night host Conan O'Brien, the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" will once again officially kick-off the summer blockbuster season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, explosive, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. Mila Kunis joins previously announced presenters Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. Academy Award® nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, and fittingly be presented the award by "Entourage" cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015.
Voting for the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" is open at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 12 in categories you'll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-S**t Performance, Best Musical Moment, #WTF Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more. Voting for Movie of the Year will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than half a 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.
Official sponsors of the "2014 MTV Movie Awards" include Aquafina® FlavorSplash®, Chevrolet, GEICO®, Revlon®, Taco Bell®, T-Mobile® and Unilever.
Jesse Ignjatovic serves as Executive Producer for the "2014 MTV Movie Awards." Garrett English serves as Executive Producer and Executive in Charge for MTV. Lee Lodge and Jen Jones serve as Executive Producers. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Amy Doyle is Executive in Charge of Music and Celebrity Talent. Joanna Bomberg is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.
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®, Grammy® and Peabody® 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.
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