MTV Movie Awards 2014: Channing Tatum to receive Trailblazer Award

Channing Tatum attends the "White House Down" premiere at CineStar on Sept. 2, 2013 in Berlin. Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

Channing Tatum will be getting a special honor at next weekend's MTV Movie Awards.

The "Magic Mike" star will be presented with the MTV Trailblazer Award during the ceremony, it was announced Wednesday.

Tatum is the first male recipient of the award, which has only been given out twice before -- Emma Watson was honored last year, and Emma Stone was its first-ever recipient in 2012.

"Channing Tatum is the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience," said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. "He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart. Whether he's baring his soul in 'The Vow,' his chest in 'Magic Mike,' or his humor in '21 Jump Street,' Channing proves that by committing everything, you can accomplish anything."

Tatum will be presented the award by Mila Kunis, his co-star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Jupiter Ascending." He's also reprising his role as Jenko in "22 Jump Street," which hits screens later this year, and will appear alongside Steve Carell in "Foxcatcher," in the animated film "The Book of Life" and will begin production soon on the sequel to "Magic Mike."

The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O'Brien, will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 19, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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