MTV Movie Awards 2014: Channing Tatum accepts Trailblazer honor

Honoree Channing Tatum accepts the Trailblazer Award onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Channing Tatum gave a grateful acceptance speech Sunday night while accepting a special honor at the MTV Movie Awards.

The actor received this year's Trailblazer Award during the annual ceremony. He's the first male star to get the honor -- it previously went to Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

Tatum, 33, was presented with the award by his "Jupiter Ascending" co-star Mila Kunis and his "22 Jump Street" co-star Jonah Hill, who called the actor "one of the funniest people I've ever met in my life."

Hill also joked a bit at Tatum's expense: "Who's been more of a trailblazer than Chan? Think about the idea of a trailblazer -- a super good-looking guy who becomes the lead in movies. That is an amazing trail-blaze!"

Tatum admitted he thought he was being punked when he found out he would get the award.

"I'm not really sure what I did to deserve this. It's weird because 10 years ago I was sitting in front of my TV watching the show just like people at home right now, and I didn't have the faintest thought that I could actually be up here talking to y'all," he told the crowd. "I had no idea if I'd be good at anything, much less acting, and when I think about what's gotten me from there to here, it has to do with you guys. And I thank you so much for everything."