MTV to give Will Ferrell first 'Comedic Genius Award'

3:49 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
Will Ferrell, file/AP
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by Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY


MTV has come up with a whole new award. Just for Will Ferrell.

The channel announced Wednesday that the actor will be honored at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards with the first-ever "Comedic Genius Award."

The accolade, MTV says in the announcement, "was created to honor an actor who has not only provided a major influence through their work but also transformed the genre."

Look for Ferrell to join host Rebel Wilson at the show when it airs live Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

Also for the first time, this year's full list of nominations will be announced during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular featuring a live on-air and online event Tuesday, March 5.

Kicking off on MTV at 7:58 p.m. ET, MTV News' Josh Horowitz will be joined by Wilson to announce the "Movie of the Year" nominees before heading online to MTV.com for a 30-minute live stream.

Voting will begin immediately after at MovieAwards.MTV.com.

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