Law in Popular Culture

Ginsburg wins MTV award for best real-life hero but is not most meme-able

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has further evidence of her influence on popular culture.

She won an MTV award Monday in the category of best real-life hero, report the Hill, CBS News and CNN. Viewers voted online for the winners.

Ginsburg, who wasn’t present at the ceremony, beat tennis player Serena Williams, rock climber Alex Honnold, comedian Hannah Gadsby and wrestler Roman Reigns.

All the hero nominees were profiled in a movie or a TV show. Ginsburg was nominated because of the documentary RBG.

Ginsburg’s documentary also was nominated in the best fight category, the fight being “Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality.” RBG lost to Captain Marvel and the fight between Captain Marvel and villain Minn-Erva.

RBG also was nominated for best documentary, losing to Surviving R. Kelly, and for the most meme-able moment as the Notorious RBG, losing to Colton Underwood jumping the fence in The Bachelor.

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