Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg receives MTV Movie Award “Best Fight”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated for the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards on Tuesday, where she will compete for top honors with the hit movies “Game of Thrones “and” Avengers: Endgame “.
Little Liberal Justice, 86, got four nods at the youth awards ceremony, including ‘best fight’ and ‘best real life hero’ thanks to the 2018 documentary ‘RBG’ which featured recounted his legal legacy and became an unexpected pop culture icon, especially among women.
The MTV Movie and TV Awards typically focus on crowd-pleasing movies and TV shows and have become an irreverent antidote to Hollywood’s winter awards season, which honors the most serious of awards. The winners are chosen by fans voting online and will be announced at a ceremony broadcast on June 17.
“RBG”, which was also Oscar nominated earlier this year, earned nominations for Best Documentary as well as in the new MTV category, “Most Memorable Moment”.
Ginsburg became the first public figure to be nominated in the popular Best Fight category, in which she was cited for fighting “inequality.” Its rivals include fictional characters in the clashes of “Captain Marvel” and the medieval fantasy television series “Game of Thrones”.
Ginsburg was also featured in the new MTV category for Best Real Hero alongside tennis star Serena Williams and Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby.
“Game of Thrones” and the Marvel superhero film “Avengers: Endgame” – already the second greatest film of all time after “Avatar” of 2009 – received four nominations each. They included nods for stars Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams.
MTV again ditched gender classifications, placing men and women together in performance categories in an effort to embrace gender equality and fluidity.
The June awards ceremony in the California beach town of Santa Monica will be hosted by “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Dan Grebler