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Will Ferrell to Be the First Honoree of Comedic Genius Prize at MTV Movie Awards

February 28, 2013 (3:22 am) GMT
The 'Anchorman' actor will come to the April 14 movie awards to receive the first-ever Comedic Genius Award acknowledging his works in comedy.
Will Ferrell

will add another award acknowledging his works in comedy. The "" actor is set to be honored with the first-ever Comedic Genius Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which will take place on Sunday, April 14.

MTV President, Stephen Friedman, said on Thursday, February 27, "Will Ferrell epitomizes what it means to be a comedic genius and it's only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award."

"Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, he has entertained audiences across the globe with an impressive array of laugh-out-loud performances on air, online and in films," Friendman gushed. "Simply put, Will Ferrell is 'kind of a big deal.' "

Ferrell has starred in a number of hit comedy movies, including "", "Anchorman" and "". The California native recently starred in "", and will next return as Ron Burgundy in "" as well as lend his voice to President Business in "Lego: The Piece of Resistance".

The 45-year-old funnyman had previously won some prizes at MTV Movie Awards. They included Best Fight and Best Comedic Performance for "", and Best Kiss with for "".

This year's MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by and will be broadcast live on MTV at 9 P.M. ET. The nominees will be revealed during a "2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular" show on Tuesday, March 5.

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