Chadwick Boseman was honored posthumously after receiving the award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture at Sunday’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, a Marvel-dominated ceremony.
Chadwick Boseman, who died in August, aged 43, was recognized for his performance as Levee Green in the Netflix hit “My Rainey’s Black Bottom”, and Yara Shahidi was on hand to receive the award on his behalf.
“I am very honored to accept this award on behalf of Chadwick Boseman. I know I speak for myself, his legion of fans and the communities he has so beautifully represented when I say we are honored to celebrate his art today and every day ”, the 21-year-old actress said on stage at the Los Angeles Palladium.
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For her par, Scarlett Johansson received the Generation Award in honor of her career in Hollywood. The actress has starred in films such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Lucy’ and ‘Lost in Translation’. “I realize what an absolute gift it is to be able to have the opportunity to do what I love,” she said.
The Marvel have once again won everything thanks to WandaVision, the Disney + series with Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff) and Paul Bettany (Vision), which won four awards: Best Series, Best Villain (for Kathryn Hahn, who plays Agatha Harkness), Best Fight (Agatha vs. Wanda!) and Best Performance in a series, for Elizabeth Olsen.
Anthony Mackie won two awards for Best Hero (Sam Wilson / Falcon) and Best Duet with Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier) in Disney + ‘s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”.
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” was crowned Best Picture, while Rege-Jean Page won a groundbreaking performance for his role as The Duke in “Bridgerton”.
Meanwhile, Leslie Jones, the show’s host, was also honored with the award for Best Comedic Performance for her portrayal of Mary Junson in “Coming 2 America.”