Over the past week, the 2014 MTV Movie Awards have come together in a big way. First, we heard that late night legend Conan O’Brien will host the show on April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and now voting for all of the categories is open over at MTV.com.
But what is an MTV Movie Awards ceremony without a recipient of the Generation Award, the evening’s highest honor? Well, we have some more good news for you.
Mark Wahlberg will receive the Generation Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The Oscar nominee has a huge summer ahead of him with the release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in June, and we can think of no better way to kick off the season.
The cast of “Entourage” will be on hand to present the award to Wahlberg, who served as the show’s executive procedure and whose life it was loosely based on. The 2014 MTV Movie Awards will be the first time Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara reunite ahead of the “Entourage” movie, due out next year.
“Mark Wahlberg is the definition of a modern day Renaissance Man: from Dirk Diggler to ‘The Departed,’ ‘The Basketball Diaries’ to ‘Ted,’ ‘Entourage’ to ‘The Fighter,’ in front of the camera and behind — he’s done it all and he’s always memorable,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we’re proud to recognize him with this year’s Generation Award.”
Wahlberg is no stranger to the MTV Movie Awards. Last year, Nev and Max from “Catfish” discovered that the actor was behind a string of online dating hoaxes involving Anna Kendrick and Joe Manganiello. (Not really.) Thankfully that all got cleared up.
It all goes down on April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT when Conan O’Brien hosts the 2014 MTV Movie Awards lives from the Nokia Theatre.