The Girls Trip star opened the awards show on Monday night with a spoof of the Black Panther coronation ceremony scene, which also featured her Girls Trip co-stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. "Kid, I love you more than anything in the world".
"Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman gave his best hero award to a man he called a "real life" hero.
Brown made headlines earlier this month for leaving Twitter "after users overlaid photos of her with homophobic messages, starting a viral trend depicting Brown as intolerant of marginalized communities", according to Variety.
Boseman, who starred as T'Challa in the Marvel superhero movie, handed the award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle from a gunman in a Waffle House in April. In the message, Brown thanked her fans for their support and talked about how playing Eleven has "changed my life in the most incredible ways". "Meghan isn't the only one who can look good in a dress", Haddish said when she stepped out on stage in the gown.More news: Dollar and stocks slip as Trump hits China with tariffs
"Receiving an award for playing a superhero is wonderful, but it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes we have in real life", Boseman said onstage before signaling to Shaw in the audience.
The award was given to Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale for the heartwarming Ferris wheel kiss between Simon and Bram at the end of the film. "You can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender". You can live your dreams and you can believe in magic. I think she slipped, it wasn't on set, but she fractured her knee.
Actress and writer Lena Waithe, who a year ago became the first black woman to win a screenwriting Emmy and who is also gay, was awarded the Trailblazer trophy.