Chris Pratt to Receive Generation Award at 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Meaghan Darwish
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Former TV funnyman and current blockbuster movie star Chris Pratt is going to receive this year's Generation Award from MTV.

Given out at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the Generation Award is bestowed to an actor or actress for their contribution to film and TV. Pratt is not a surprising choice since he just appeared in the biggest movie of the year so far — Avengers: Infinity War.

(Photo credit John Russo)

Besides appearing in films like Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, fans have loved his turn as Star Lord (a.k.a. Peter Quill) in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy films, a character he reprised in Infinity War. Pratt also voiced the lead character in the animated Lego Movie.

TV enthusiasts will remember him best for his role as the not-so-smart but lovable teddy bear-type, Andy Dwyer on NBC's former hit Parks and Recreation in which he starred alongside Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Retta and Jim O'Heir.

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Among some of the former recipients of the Generation Award are the cast of Fast & Furious franchise, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, and Adam Sandler.

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Monday, June 18, 9/8c, MTV

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