Kevin Hart wants to ''leave a legacy'' for his children.

The 35-year-old star, who received the Comedic Genius Award at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (12.04.15), dedicated his prize to his family and said his kids were his motivation.

On collecting his award, Kevin - who has two children, Heaven and Hendrix, with his ex-wife Torrei Hart - said: ''I want to thank my fiancé ... I want to thank my ex-wife for giving me these two beautiful kids, that are my best friends right now. I want to thank Heaven for being the most amazing daughter ever, and Hendrix for being the most amazing son ever.

''At the end of the day, you all wonder why I work so hard. My kids are with me because I do it all for them, and I'm trying to leave a legacy behind so when it's all said and done, the last name Hart means something.''

Kevin combines his movie work with a successful career as a stand-up comedian and recently said his good sense of humour was something he was born with.

The 'Get Hard' star said: ''I don't care what anyone says. You can't teach funny. There's different levels of funny - family funny, professional funny, improv funny, coworker funny. Different types of personalities can shine but everybody can't be that person. When you are, you stand out.''