Washington D.C. [USA], June 19 (ANI): Chadwick Boseman won the 'Best Hero' trophy at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards for 'Black Panther' and decided to dedicate it to a real-life hero.
"Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, 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. Where are you? Stand," Boseman said during his acceptance speech.
"You didn't even know we were about to do this, did you? If you don't know James Shaw Jr., he fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee, at a waffle house. He saved lives."
"So this is going to live at your house. God bless you man," added the 40-year-old.
Meanwhile, he also took to Twitter to honour James.
"I was honored to meet @JamesShawJr9. He saved countless lives by tackling a gunman who opened fire on people in Antioch, Tennessee in April," Boseman tweeted. "He's a true hero that walks among us."
?????? and more ??. THANK YOU #MTVAwards! #BlackPanther fans, you're incredible. During the show, I was honored to meet @JamesShawJr9. He saved countless lives by tackling a gunman who opened fire on people in Antioch, Tennessee in April. He's a true hero that walks among us. pic.twitter.com/bIF8vOk3v3— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) June 19, 2018