Will Ferrell may be lacking in Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes, but he's about to kick off a tradition on the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The actor is getting the first-ever Comedic Genius Award on the telecast April 14.
Is 45 too young to be given a lifetime achievement award? Maybe so, but MTV's key demo is teenagers, so middle-age might as well be the end of life as far as they're concerned.
In a statement, MTV President Stephen Friedman said, "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. Simply put, Will Ferrell is 'kind of a big deal.' "
For those not in the know, Friedman worked in a reference to Ferrell's comedy hit "Anchorman," which came out in 2004. The long-awaited sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," comes out this Christmas. Any bets that Ferrell will show up to accept the award in his Ron Burgundy suit?