Witherspoon MTV Generation Award Recipient 2011

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon’s getting a new prize to add to her trophy case: The newlywed is set to receive the MTV Generation Award at Sunday night’s annual MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. The 35-year-old, who made her acting debut in the 1991 coming-of-age drama The Man in the Moon, is being recognized for her work on the silver screen and for delighting the MTV audience throughout her career.

MTV President Stephen Friedman calls Witherspoon “one of the most versatile and accomplished performers of her time.” Previous Generation Award winners include Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey. Last year’s honor went to actress Sandra Bullock.

Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis will host the 2011 ceremony at the UCLA Gibson Amphitheatre this weekend. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Steve Carell, Shia LaBeouf, Patrick Dempsey, Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj are among the celebs set to present prizes. Fans voted online for the winners in categories such as Best Kiss, Best Villain, and Best Line from a Movie. Sunday’s broadcast will also feature a f
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