Chadwick Boseman's Big MTV Movie & TV Awards Win Has The Internet Buzzing

This award season has been incredibly emotional for fans of Chadwick Boseman. Many have watched as the actor has been honored for his role in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Sadly, the praise is bittersweet as we continue to mourn Boseman's sudden death at the age of 43 (per NPR).

At the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Boseman was nominated for Best Performance in a Movie. Fans were touched to see him win the award posthumously. The room immediately came to a standing ovation, giving Boseman all the honor he so dearly deserved. 

His win was announced by actress Yara Shahidi, who opened up about how meaningful Boseman's legacy has been to his fans. She said that the actor's "impact is everlasting and we are eternally grateful for the ways his presence and his art has changed the world. We love you and we miss you" (per The Hollywood Reporter).

Fans are still shaking their head at a Chadwick Boseman snub

Chadwick Boseman's fans were elated to see him win the Best Performance in a Movie award. Some were still marinating on the outrage that he won nearly every award he was nominated for posthumously, but not the Best Actor Oscar that seemed all but certain to go to him. "MTV doing what the Oscars couldn't," one fan tweeted. "Maybe we should take MTV Movie Awards more seriously than the Oscars," another fan mused

Fans are also looking ahead to the bittersweet beginnings of "Black Panther 2," the direction of which has changed significantly since Boseman's death. "We have a leader in Ryan, who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well. And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we've all experienced as a cast and as a world," Lupita Nyong'o told Yahoo! Entertainment

"So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this. And hopefully, what I do look forward to, is getting back together and honoring what he started with us and holding his light through it. Because he left us a lot of light that we're still going to be bathing in. I know that for sure."