There is a new MTV Trailblazer in town! Comedienne and actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
“Jada Pinkett-Smith has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout,” MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo General Manager Amy Doyle said. “She is the epitome of someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Trailblazer Award.”
The accolade is typically given to young movers and shakers within Hollywood who have used their platforms to inspire change. Previous honourees include Lena Waithe, Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum, Emma Watson and Emma Stone.
The accolade is typically given to young movers and shakers within Hollywood who have used their platforms to inspire change. Previous honourees include Lena Waithe, Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum, Emma Watson and Emma Stone
So what else can pop culture fanatics expect from this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards? For starters, Shazam! star Zachary Levi is set to host the star-studded ceremony, which takes place in just a few days at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Notable film contenders include ‘Avengers – Endgame and RBG, which are each nominated in four categories, followed by ‘To All the Boys I’ve loved before’ and ‘Us’. On the TV side, ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the pack with four nominations.
Previously announced presenters include Aubrey Plaza, Kiernan Shipka, Mj Rodriguez and more. Lizzo and Bazzi are both slated to perform.
The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday at 9pm on MTV.
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