Michael B Jordan takes aim at Roseanne during acceptance speech at MTV Awards

Michael B Jordan took aim at Roseanne Barr as he collected his MTV Movie and TV Awards gong.

The Black Panther actor picked up the Best Villain prize for his role as N’Jadaka in the Marvel superhero blockbuster.

Roseanne, 65, had her hit sitcom reboot cancelled after she made a racist comment made about a former Obama aide Valerie Jarett.

During his acceptance speech in Los Angeles, the actor joked: "I am shocked that I won the award for Best Villain, I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag."

The 31-year-old saw off competition from Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War, Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Legion’s Aubrey Plaza and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown in IT.

Black Panther was up for seven awards on the night.

Meanwhile, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman handed over his award to a fast food customer who saved lives when he fought off a gunman who opened fire in a restaurant.

Boseman, 40, won Best Hero for playing the title role in Black Panther, but during his acceptance speech he called James Shaw Jr on to the stage.

Shaw Jr disarmed an attacker armed with an assault rifle at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, in April.

Four people were killed in the attack and suspected gunman Travis Reinking was later arrested away from the scene

Handing over the award on stage in Los Angeles, Boseman told Shaw Jr: "This is going to live at your house."

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