Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani won last night’s Saturn Award for ‘Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Streaming Series.’ Vellani very much appreciated her castmates by mentioning them in her award-winning speech by affectionately calling some of them as ‘nerds.’ The series Ms. Marvel Season 1 ended on July 13 this year as part of the Phase Four of the MCU. The show also garnered an impressive 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, surpassing Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame, and Iron Man — all of which had 96%.
“This is so cool. Thank you for recognizing me as Marvel. I got to work with so many NERDS. Most of whom are sitting in that table. Thank you nerds, I love you nerds. Also, a lot of incredible artistswho all shared so much of themselves with us and then poured their hearts onto every single frame of the show and I’m so glad that together, we could bring this precious, precious character into the limelight so people can like, finally see what I saw when I picked up this comics for the first time. So, yeah, that’s all, thank you!”
Truth be told, the 20-year-old actress had actually just graduated high school when she debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, the titular hero protagonist of the story, as she told on Comicbook.com. “June 24th,” the actress proudly noted the day she finished high school. Winning such an award for their performance is a huge deal, especially at a young age, considering that her show was also a big hit to MCU fans who related hugely to her character in the show, too.
Ms. Marvel Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney Plus.
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