A tribute fit for a king. Chadwick Boseman, who passed away over the summer following a battle with colon cancer, was honored at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time Special by a couple of his former co-stars.
Read on to learn about Boseman’s tribute, as well as who else was honored during Sunday night’s ceremony.
Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. Spoke About the Late Star
Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle shared touching messages after the Black Panther star was given the posthumous award for “Hero of the Ages.”
“The second you first saw him onscreen or had the opportunity to meet him in person, his energy and intensity was undeniable. There was something different and special about Chadwick Boseman,” RDJ shared.
“His impact as a groundbreaking leading man, as an icon onscreen. It won’t be quantified by the box office records he broke but by the legion of fans who will celebrate him for many years to come.”
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2016, but he kept his health battle private from everyone outside of his family. His passing, at just 43 years old, sent shockwaves around the world, as so many people connected with his Black Panther character.
Drew Barrymore & Adam Sandler, Together Again?
Because this award show was all about honoring past greats, it should come as no surprise Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore won the Dynamic Duo Award.
These two have been in three movies together over the years — The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, and Blended — and it turns out they might have another collab up their sleeves.
“It was so much fun to make a movie with you in every of the last three decades,” Barrymore shared before Sandler said, “And Drew, it’s 2020. So you know what that means!”
“Everything sucks?” Barrymore replied.
“Yeah, that’s true, but also it’s a new decade, so we get to make another movie together!” Sandler teased.
Cruel Intentions Reunion
Other big winners of the night included Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who picked up the award for “Legendary Lip Lock” for their famous kiss in Cruel Intentions.
According to the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, the moment was the “single most awarded kiss in cinema history.” She continued, “You don’t have to Google it. I already did”
However, as Blair shared, the kiss — which occurred back in 1999 — was a big moment for people realizing their sexuality.
“I think the reason the kiss has resonated with people for so long is not just for the initial shock value but because it was a catalyst for so many young people to help them realize certain aspects of their sexuality and help make people comfortable to be who they really are,” she explained.
The two even attempted to recreate the kiss, but a plexiglass partition kept them from actually locking lips. Thanks a lot, COVID-19!
Other Big Winners
Here are some of the other big GOAT winners from the ceremony:
Dance Your A** Off: Kevin Bacon in Footloose
Comedy Giant: Kevin Hart
Heartbreaking Break-Up: Jason Segel and Kristen Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
GOAT: She-Ro: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Zero to Hero: William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, the villain of The Karate Kid and protagonist of Cobra Kai