Jada Pinkett Smith to be honored at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the 2017 CMT Music Awards (Photo credit: Splash News and Pictures)

Jada Pinkett Smith is set to be honored in a major way at the upcoming MTV Movie & TV  Awards.

The 47-year-old actress —  who has children Jaden, 20, and Willow, 18, with her husband Will Smith — will receive the prestigious Trailblazer Award from her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish in recognition of her “powerhouse” status and reputation as someone who is ready to “challenge the status quo,” organizers have announced.

Amy Doyle, general manager of MTV, VH1, CMT, and Logo, said: “Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout.

“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 honor has only been awarded five times in the past and “recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment.”

Previous winners include last year’s honoree Lena Waithe, Magic Mike actor Channing Tatum, “Big Little Lies” star Shailene Woodley, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson and La La Land’s Emma Stone.

This year’s ceremony takes place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, with Zachary Levi as host.

It was previously announced that Lizzo and Bazzi will be among the performers.

RBG, Avengers: Endgame and “Game of Thrones” lead the nominations with four each, while a host of other films and TV shows also scored multiple nods, including Us, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, “Riverdale” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Smith’s most recent work has been on her Facebook Watch show “Red Table Talk,” which she co-hosts with her mother and daughter, and she is set to next be seen on the big screen as an FBI agent in Angel Has Fallen.


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