Chadwick Boseman Gives His MTV Movie Award to Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.
After getting hugs from his costars, including Michael B. Jordan, Boseman took the stage and received his golden popcorn statue from Olivia Munn and Zazie Beetz, who were presenting the award.
“It’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life,” Boseman told the audience.
“He fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee, at a Waffle House. He saved lives … a real life hero,” he said of Shaw Jr., who joined the actor to accept the award on stage. “This is going to live at your house.”
Shaw, 29, wrestled the gunman’s weapon away when he stopped to reload that Sunday morning, after which the shooter fled, according to authorities and Shaw’s recounting of events as well as news reports.