Paul Walker Tribute At MTV Movie Awards Will Be a Somber & Serious Turn of Events
The MTV Movie Awards are coming up this weekend and while it's one of the most carefree awards shows out there, it will have at least one serious moment come Sunday. The MTV Movie Awards will honor Paul Walker this year following his tragic death in November at age 40. The tribute is sure to be touching to both fans and fellow actors considering Walker was a mainstay at the Movie Awards due to his role in the Fast and the Furious series.
MTV president Stephen Friedman said of the decision to honor Walker,
In 2002, Walker won a Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team along with Vin Diesel for the original The Fast and the Furious movie and was nominated for Breakthrough Male Performance. This year, Walker and Diesel are up for the Best On-Screen Duo award again (although with a slightly different name) for their roles in Fast & Furious 6. If they win, Diesel's acceptance will surely be emotional for the actor who worked with Walker in six of the seven Fast and Furious films.
In addition to being up for awards at the MTV Movie Awards, Walker has served as a presenter. Last year Walker presented along with his Furious franchise costars Jordanna Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, and Vin Diesel. Brewster, who played Walker's wife in the movies, will introduce his tribute on Sunday.
The award show's executive producer Garrett English echoed Friedman's statements saying,
For more information on the Paul Walker tribute and everything else that goes down at the show, be sure to check back on Sunday, April 13 for Bustle's live coverage of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.