2021 MTV Awards: Chadwick Boseman honored, Anthony Mackie shines for new Marvel show

By: Alyssa Wilson

The first part of the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards aired Sunday evening with Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Mackie, Leslie Jones and Regé-Jean Page taking home awards for their performances.  

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Leslie Jones, who hosted the show, won the award for Best Comedic Performance for “Coming 2 America.”  

Regé-Jean Page took home the award for Best Breakthrough Performance for his role in Bridgerton.

Anthony Mackie took home awards for Best Duo in his partnership on screen with Sebastian Stan. He also won Best Hero for his performance in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

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The late Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020, won the award for Best Performance in a Movie for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Actress Yara Shahidi said, “His impact is everlasting and we are eternally grateful for the ways his presence and his art has changed the world.”  

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was awarded the Comedic Genius Award, and actress Scarlett Johanson was given the Generation Awards.  

There were snubs at the event, including “To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” winning Best Movie over “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Soul,” which won big at other award shows. 

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The show continues Monday night with awards for unscripted television. You can see the full list of winners and nominees here. 

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