MTV’s 2020 Video Music Awards wasted no time paying tribute to one of pop culture’s most recognizable talents, dedicating Sunday’s virtual awards show to the late Chadwick Boseman.
“We dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many,” MTV VMAs host Keke Palmer said. “He is a true hero, not just on screen, but in everything he did.”
The broadcast’s first commercial break also paid homage to Boseman, featuring a minute-long spot highlighting his 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards “Best Hero” speech, Variety reported.
Viewers might remember Boseman promptly gave his award statue to James Shaw Jr., who thwarted a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House in April of that year, the entertainment site reported.
Boseman’s other film credits included, but are not limited to, “42,” “Marshall” and “Da 5 Bloods.”
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