"The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green had readers enraptured with his heartbreaking best-selling novel and now he's being honored by mtvU at the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards with the Visionary Award.
"I am lucky enough to have been a member of some sort of fandom at every stage in my life, so receiving this award means a great deal to me," the author said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “The communities of people who unironically love a television show, or a movie, or a game, or a singer, or a book know how meaningful, supportive, and creative fandom can be. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my books and for the support the 'TFiOS' movie has received this summer."
The special honor, which will be presented to the author by Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and inaugural awards show will take place along with the MTV Fan Fest on July 24 during Comic-Con in San Diego.
Other stars appearing include Channing Tatum and Diego Luna, who will present an exclusive first look at the animated film from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez "The Book of Life." Kellan Lutz, Rob Riggle, Dan Harmon, Gillian Jacobs, Jim Rash, Orlando Jones, Retta, Steven Yeun, Molly Tarlov, Michael Willet and Nathan Kress – plus other special guests are also slated to appear.
MTV and mtvU will premiere a 60-minute mtvU Fandom Awards Special on Sunday, July 27 at 8 PM ET/PT, celebrating the honorees and showcasing some of the highlights from the show.
The awards special will also feature taped appearances from Hugh Jackman, Aaron Paul, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Dylan O’Brien, Holland Roden, Kat Graham and more. Additional taped appearances include Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Kit Harrington and Ellen Page.
-- Jesse Spero