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Reese Witherspoon Wins MTV's 'Generation Award'

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Jun 01, 2011 | 12:02pm EDT

reese witherspoonThe MTV Movie Awards will air this Sunday, and among the recipients of "Best Kiss" and "Best Kickass Fight" will be Reese Witherspoon, who will take the stage as the winner of this year's Generation Award. As for why MTV President Stephen Friedman selected Witherspoon as this year's honoree, he said "Reese Witherspoon is one of the most versatile and accomplished performers of her time. Our viewers admire her for taking risks and for the breathtaking range of her roles. She fearlessly moves between dramas and comedies and always leaves everyone guessing what she'll do next." And yes, while all that is certainly true of Witherspoon, Friedman definitely did not say what, in fact, is the significance of a Generation Award. Usually, it's pretty clear as to why a person wins an award: a director wins the Best Director Oscar for doing the best directing, and an actress wins the Best Actress Oscar for doing the best acting. But what do you have to do to win the Generation Award? Does a person have to start acting as child and then manage become an adult actress? If that's the case, the Generation Award is pointless because every single one of us triumphed over overbearing mothers and still managed to grow up. So sorry Reese, but not only does your MTV Award not actually recognize anything, but that's still really you in How Do You Know and Just Like Heaven.

Source: MTV

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