News | Entertainment
19 Oct 2019 19:42
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson will be honoured with the Generation Award at the MTV TV & Movie Awards

    The 'Rampage' actor and former wrestling champion - who has 17-year-old Simone with ex-wife Dany Garcia and three-year-old Jasmine and 13-month-old Tiana with his long-time partner Lauren Hashian - will be recognised for his iconic work on the big and small screen and for being "an action star with a flair for comedy", as well as, a "true family man"


    Amy Doyle, General Manager at MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, said: "Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation.

    "Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate badass - an action star with a flair for comedy, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and a true family man.

    "He continues to captivate his audience worldwide and we are thrilled to celebrate him with the Generation Award."

    The 'Baywatch' star - who stars as retired athlete Spencer Strasmore in hit US comedy series 'Ballers' - previously co-hosted the awards show with his 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' co-star Kevin Hart in 2016.

    He follows in the footsteps of last year's winner of the prestigious accolade, Chris Pratt, and the likes of Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Johnny Depp, who have all been honoured with the gong for stars who have had a variety of impressive roles.

    The ceremony, which is held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on June 18, and is hosted by Zachary Levi, will also see Jada Pinkett Smith presented with the Trailblazer award.

    The 47-year-old actress - who has children Jaden, 20, and Willow, 18, with her husband Will Smith - will receive the prestigious accolade from her 'Girls Trip' co-star Tiffany Haddish in honour of her "powerhouse" status and reputation as someone who is ready to "challenge the status quo".

    The accolade has only been awarded five times in the past and "recognises game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment".

    Previous winners include last year's honouree Lena Waithe, 'Magic Mike' actor Channing Tatum, 'Big Little Lies' star Shailene Woodley, 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson and 'La La Land's Emma Stone.

    It was previously announced that Lizzo and Bazzi will be among the performers at the upcoming bash.

    'RBG', 'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Game of Thrones' lead the nominations with four each, while a host of other films and TV shows also scored multiple nods, including 'Us', 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before', 'Riverdale' and 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     19 Oct: Carol McGiffin and Dougie Poynter shared a steamy snog 11 years ago
     19 Oct: Demi Moore likes to "celebrate" her losses
     19 Oct: Sir Billy Connolly may never perform again because of his Parkinson's disease
     19 Oct: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised a group of children at a birthday party in Pakistan on Thursday (17.10.19)
     19 Oct: Sophie Ellis-Bextor says her 'Game of Thrones' cameo was "slightly absurd"
     19 Oct: Jennifer Aniston had a "stalker account" before officially joining Instagram
     19 Oct: Robert Pattinson "beat himself up so bad" shooting 'The Lighthouse'
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper is dismissing his side's run of six straight losses to England More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    China's economy hits three-decade low, with GDP growth falling to 6pc More...



     Today's News

    Golf:
    Kiwi Danny Lee's continued his impressive performance at the latest PGA Tour event in South Korea, with a second-career win looking more and more possible 19:37

    Entertainment:
    Carol McGiffin and Dougie Poynter shared a steamy snog 11 years ago 19:22

    International:
    Eliud Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon record sparks debate over Nike Vaporfly shoes 19:17

    International:
    Ben Sosoli's first UFC fight deemed 'no contest' after opponent Greg Hardy uses asthma puffer mid-fight 19:07

    Health & Safety:
    Many cancer patients in New Zealand and Australia are missing out on radiation therapy which could help in their treatment 18:57

    Entertainment:
    Demi Moore likes to "celebrate" her losses 18:52

    Law and Order:
    Police are focusing their attention on a house with a smashed car outside as a man lies critically ill in hospital 18:37

    Entertainment:
    Sir Billy Connolly may never perform again because of his Parkinson's disease 18:22

    Rugby:
    Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper is dismissing his side's run of six straight losses to England 18:07

    International:
    Live stream captures whale carcass being devoured by marine animals at 3,000 metres below sea level 17:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd