Ruth Bader Ginsburg Named Best Real-Life Hero At MTV Awards

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, shown here in her official Supreme Court portrait, beat out Serena Williams and others to claim real-life hero honors from MTV. (Wikimedia Commons/via JTA)

(JTA) — Add another honor for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Best Real-Life Hero.

The Supreme Court justice won the recognition at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday night. She wasn’t on hand in California to pick up the award, which was handed out for the first time.

Ginsburg beat out rock climber Alex Honnold, comedian Hannah Gadsby, wrestler Roman Reigns and tennis superstar Serena Williams.

“RBG,” the documentary about Ginsburg, lost out to “Surviving R. Kelly” in the Best Documentary category, however. “RBG” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality also lost out to  “Captain Marvel” – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva in the Best Fight category.

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