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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith will be the recipient of this year's "Trailblazer" Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The award will be presented to Jada by her Girls Trip co-star and last year's host Tiffany Haddish.

On Tuesday, MTV revealed that multifaceted entertainer and philanthropist Jada Pinkett Smith will be honored with the "Trailblazer" Award during this year's telecast. The award recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment. Hosted by "Shazam!" star Zachary Levi, this year's show will air Monday, June 17 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

"Jada has been a powerhouse since the beginning of her career and has achieved multi-hyphenate status throughout," said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. "She is the epitome of someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Trailblazer Award."

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Jada Pinkett Smith began her acting career in the 1990s and quickly established herself in the entertainment industry with a breakthrough performance in the cult comedy, The Nutty Professor.

Since then, she has starred in more than 20 films, including Girls Trip, which was the highest grossing comedy of 2017 and made history by becoming the first film produced, directed, written, and starring African Americans to gross more than $100 million mark at the box office.

Jada is currently making headlines with her Facebook Watch web series, "Red Table Talk," which she co-hosts with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne. The Emmy-nominated series is the highest watched show on Facebook.

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  • Kimberly King

    She is a spitting image of her mother. I've always loved short hair on Jada. Quintessential 90's Type sh*t! Love

  • tia

    Congratulations Jada!! That hair tho?? Damn, it's bad!

  • Coy little wink

    Did she smash the homie Alsina tho

  • Alextra Ballard

    Both Jada and Halle can rock them short cuts. Them 90’s where the shidtz. The men,the musik and the styles.

  • Coy little wink

    She said she is losing her hair

  • tia

    You know what? I heard that too. But in the meantime, it is absolutely gorgeous.

  • tia

    Everything you said! Don't forget Nia and Toni could rock the cut too. There probably were others, but my brain is frozen right now:) I agree with you!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Say what you want about Jada and her oversharing but she found a way to make a coin and stay relevant doing what folks do for free on social media. Also she is gorgeous!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Jada talks about almost any and everything....but she is mum when it comes to August. Umma go out of a limb and say she did.

  • Yup, I said it

    Yes, when you could actually have a crush on a celebrity and dream. Now with "sosha" media you find out your crush is bi-popar and crazy, genderfluid, addicted to drugs and is a jerk. If we had of known Tyson and Tyrese were such asshats back then their careers never would have got above ground level.

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  • CardiB’sAbs

    OT: so my guy has to travel every other week for work. We have lived together for almost 2years. He’s a great guy and has made me a better person but I look forward to the “Me time” mainly having the entire bed to myself and not having my shows interrupted. Is that crazy?

  • Clobaby_

    Soooo i was watching inkwell the other day and Jada was so damn beautiful like seriously PERFECT!! Why she messed around with them cheek bones is beyonddddd me. Now she be looking like the doll from SAW sometimes and it kills me.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I thought she was gorjus in Low Down Dirty Shame

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yew right!!!!!

  • Clobaby_

    No seriously!! She was literally flawless. Idk why she made that decision it's so sad.

  • DeeFromLA

    I'm thinking Yes

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  • hottlanta

    You in timeout how dare you leave out toni braxton

  • jujumanji

    Yes! I love everything Trailer Park Boys.

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  • ClaireHuxtable

    Congrats to her. She's worked hard.
    Sometimes I just wish she'd shut up. Errythang aint for errybody.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    IDK, maybe or probably after listening to her on RTT!

    But, I wondered about her and Marc Anthony, those love scenes and chemistry looked so real, then not long afterward, the show ‘Hawthorne] ended!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Jada deserves this award because she turned something free to ANYBODY into a goldmine, helped heal her fractured daughter, family!

    I think she pulled back or undid what she could with her face! STILL BEAUTIFUL at 47, and just wasn’t going to age as well as her mom!

    They can pass for sisters, but she’s still here, having a long career, flawed, still a boss, reinvented herself, and her kids made it through Hollywood, and an unorthodox childhood and parenting!

    Jada Rocks!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    But, she couldn’t see it, sadly!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Also, with light skin, light eyes, genetics, she might not look as good as we might imagine! Not all black people age well!

    I agree, she was PERFECT, but her world [HOLLYWOOD] is a superficial one, and she bought into fake enhancements and anti-aging procedures!

  • Applebootay

    It doesn't look "undid" but Will was prolly like "slow up" on the face

  • Applebootay

    she need to stop bleaching it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Thanks for the kind words about Jada(whom I worked with and adore) she is SO deserving of this award.


  • Rhyme and Reason

    I know it becomes addictive, Will probably gave her a reality check!

    * “undid” my bad!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I think about how much I’ve enjoyed her work going back to Inkwell or Set it Off, or bringing to the screen one of my all-time favorite films, “The Secret Life of Bee!”

    Just love her entertainment contribution, it’s been fab!

  • Mo Laughz

    So she gets an award for telling all her damn business??? I like Jada don't get me wrong, but Red Table Talk ain't nothing but a rich bish tea party..

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile I forgot about Toni B somebidy also said I forgot Nialong

  • Ms. Jackson

    I've never watched.. But somehow I know what you're saying is nothing but the truth.

  • Desi

    Will bought all of those accolades, roles, talk shows & awards for her. She's a cool chick and all, but a trailblazer award!?

  • OUBoyWonder

    "I'm sober enough to know what I'm doing...and drunk enough to enjoy doing it." - Jim Lahey

  • Jennifer

    ITA! Wtf has Jada really done? She's about on par with Nia Long who probably has a fuller resume! Trailblazer award? How about Cicely Tyson! Pam Grier! Phylicia Rashad!

  • Wreckognize Game

    A Game Changer award would have been more appropriate because of the Red Table Talk.

  • RAE23

    I am proud of her and Will no matter what is said about them being strange. It is good to see our people succeed as they have. I commend them both!

  • RAE23

    Self-esteem issues are real even in those that we might not think suffer from those issues. We see it way too often.

  • AListDiva29

    I'm feeling like Will bought and paid for this award, but okayyyy!

  • TransMichelle

    Angela Basset

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  • hottlanta

    Anita baker. Nobody could rock a short bald fro like amber rose.

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  • Desi

    Diahann Carol!, Lynn Whitfield!, Regina King!......Will had something to do wit dat.

  • Desi

    That sounds more like it.

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  • Look@m3

    I was about to say I know we are not short of amazing actresses but I guess we are.....I don't know the last role she played in anything so Imma leave this thread...

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  • yvette46

    Can she go back to being an actress or housewife

  • Jennifer

    I'm so tripped out over this undeserving honor, I didn't even give credit to Jada's hair! It is LAID! ?