2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards - Inside

Inside a TV Moment: Chadwick Boseman Salutes a Hero

How the 'Black Panther' star put a spotlight on real-life heroism.

Among the more unique categories at the MTV Movie & TV Awards is Best Hero in a Movie. This year, the honor went to Chadwick Boseman, star of the Marvel blockbuster "Black Panther." But when the king of Wakanda went onstage to receive that golden bucket of popcorn, he used the moment to turn a spotlight on a real-life hero in the audience that night. Here, a closer look.

WINNING MOMENT Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic WINNING MOMENT In the audience, Boseman and his costar Michael B. Jordan celebrate his win. 2018 has been a glorious year for anyone involved in "Black Panther," as the film has raked in over $1.3 billion worldwide. PASSING THE POPCORN Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic PASSING THE POPCORN "Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life," Boseman said, before calling up to the stage James Shaw Jr., the man who put his own life on the line to save others while fighting off a gunman at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, in April.

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MAKE ROOM ON THE MANTEL Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV MAKE ROOM ON THE MANTEL "This is going to live at your house," Boseman told Shaw. WAKANDA FOREVER! Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV WAKANDA FOREVER! As presenters Olivia Munn and Zazie Beetz look on, Shaw accepts his award with the salute made famous in "Black Panther." In the Waffle House incident, Shaw was grazed by a bullet and sustained burns to his right hand after grappling with the barrel of the gun. MORE POPCORN TO BE HAD Rich Fury/Getty Images MORE POPCORN TO BE HAD It was a winning night all around for Boseman: He also won Best Performance in a Movie and accepted that honor from Zendaya. ANOTHER ONE Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic ANOTHER ONE And here's kudos for Best Movie, presented by Lady Gaga. VIBRANIUM IN EFFECT Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic VIBRANIUM IN EFFECT Boseman and costars Winston Duke and Michael B. Jordan celebrate the big win. AMONG FRIENDS Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic AMONG FRIENDS In the audience with Lena Waithe. SUPERNATURAL WORLDS COLLIDE Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic SUPERNATURAL WORLDS COLLIDE Palling around with Gaten Matarazzo of the Netflix series "Stranger Things."

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