Kevin Hart to Receive Comedic Genius Award at MTV Movie Awards

Kevin Hart will be honored with the Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the cabler announced Monday.

Hart, whose comedy “Get Hard” with Will Ferrell is currently in theaters, will be recognized 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,” according to MTV.

Jimmy Kimmel will present the award to Hart who follows in the footsteps of his “Get Hard” co-star Ferrell, who received the Comedic Genius Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Amy Schumer is set to host the annual show, and confirmed attendees thus far include “Hot Pursuit” co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel, plus “Insurgent’s” Miles Teller and Trailblazer Award recipient Shailene Woodley.

Other nominees at the 24th annual event include David Oyelowo, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Redmayne, Jennifer Lawrence, Dylan O’Brien, Emma Stone, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, James Franco, Rosamund Pike, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks.

Hart starred in films “Ride Along,” “The Wedding Ringer” and “Think Like A Man,” among others, and exec produces BET’s series “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” He also served as the roast master for Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber roast, which airs tonight.

The MTV Movie Awards air live April 12 at 8/7c.

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