By Gerrad Hall
May 21, 2018 at 01:07 PM EDT

After becoming the first woman of color to win an Emmy for writing on a comedy series, MTV is honoring the Master of None writer and The Chi creator with its Trailblazer Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

“Lena is shaking up Hollywood and breaking cultural boundaries through her innovative and authentic storytelling,” MTV, VH1, and Logo General Manager Amy Doyle said in a statement. “Her unwavering passion for equality and inclusion make her the perfect recipient for this year’s Trailblazer Award.”

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Black Panther and Stranger Things lead the nominations. The network previously announced that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Pratt will receive the Generation Award.

Hosted by Tiffany Haddish (see promos featuring the Girls Trip star below, and here), the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards will be handed out Monday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET in Los Angeles.

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