The franchise will be the first non-individual actor to score the honor

By Derek Lawrence
April 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT
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“I don’t have friends, I got an MTV Generation Award.”

This year will mark the first edition of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, and the show is already breaking tradition by giving its Generation Award to the Fast & Furious franchise. Past recipients of the award, created in 2005 to replace the Lifetime Achievement Award, have all been individual actors, including Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock, and Will Smith.

Series stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Tyrese will accept the honor on May 7 at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium.

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Workaholics alum Adam Devine is hosting the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, airing live at 8 p.m. ET. In addition to honoring TV for the first time at this year’s show, the network has made other changes, including the elimination of gender-specific categories.

To further honor the billion-dollar franchise, Pitbull, J Balvin, and Camila Cabello will perform “Hey Ma,” their hit track from The Fate of the Furious, the eighth Fast film, which only three weeks after its release is about to cross $1 billion at the box office.

RELATED: The Fate of the Furious: The Album: EW review

On Saturday and Sunday night on MTV, Fast fans will get an opportunity to win a trip to see the awards show live via the network’s Fast & Furious Trivia Marathon.

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