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2015-04-01 17:00

Los Angeles - Kevin Hart is to receive the Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.

The Get Hard star will be handed the gong by chat show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel at the live ceremony, which will air on Monday 13 April.

The award honours Kevin's raw comedy talents and his numerous appearances in hilarious movies including recently The Wedding Ringer.

Other celebrities set to attend the show - which will be hosted by Amy Schumer - are Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Reese Witherspoon, Vin Diesel and Sofia Vergara.

Elsewhere, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars and Neighbors lead the nominations with seven nods each.

Chris Pratt has been nominated for a host of gongs, including Best Male Performance, Best Shirtless Performance and Best Comedic Performance whilst The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort received joint nominations for Best Duo as well as Best Kiss.

Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron were handed a nod for Best Fight.

Fans may cast their votes for their favourites until Saturday 11 April, with the voting for the prestigious Movie of the Year Award continuing during the show's live broadcast.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards, which take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, will air live on Monday 13 April. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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