MTV today announced that Kevin Hart
will receive the MTV “Comedic Genius Award” during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, which are set to air live on Sunday, April 12 at 8pm ET
/PT, from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.
The award, which will be presented by late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, will “honor Hart for his bold and irreverent comedic style that has captivated audiences from his movies and sitcoms, to stand-up specials, award show performances and in front of packed arenas of fans,” says the press release.
Will Ferrell, Hart’s co-star in the recently-released comedy “Get Hard,” was the first recipient of the award, in 2013.
Hart joins the star-studded line-up for this year’s show, including host Amy Schumer, “Trailblazer Award” recipient Shailene Woodley and confirmed presenters Miles Teller, Reese Witherspoon, Vin Diesel and Sofia Vergara.
MTV Movie Award nominees this year include: David Oyelowo, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Redmayne, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan O’Brien, Emma Stone, Chris Pratt, Miles Teller, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, James Franco, Rosamund Pike, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and many more.
Fans can cast their votes for their favorites at www.MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 11. Voting for “Movie of the Year” will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.
A limited number of “2015 MTV Movie Awards” tickets will be available to the General Public for purchase beginning Tuesday, March 31st at 12ET
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Watch Kevin Hart’s Genius Award promo below: