Chadwick Boseman gave his MTV Award for Best Hero to Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. -

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman may have won Best Hero at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, but he chose to share it with a real-life superhero: James Shaw Jr., the 29-year-old who fought off a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House earlier this year.

“Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing,” Boseman told the audience. “But it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life. So I just want to acknowledge somebody that’s here today: James Shaw Jr.”


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