MTV Awards (263666)

The MTV Movies Awards were the usual collection of “pop” moments, but one that stands out is what actor Chadwick Boseman, the star of “Black Panther,” did on receiving the award for Best Hero. Midway through his acceptance speech, he invited James Shaw Jr., the Waffle House shooting hero, on stage. “Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes we have in real life,” Boseman said before signaling to Shaw in the audience. Shaw disarmed a gunman during a shooting in a Tennessee Waffle House in April that left four people dead and two others wounded. In the days after the incident, he helped raise hundreds of thousand of dollars to support the victims of the shooting and their families. “You didn’t even know we were about to do this, did you,” Boseman continued as Shaw approached the podium. “This is gonna live at your house,” he added as he handed over the award.