Adding to the list of achievements that climber Alex Honnold surely never envisioned when he agreed to be chronicled in the documentary “Free Solo,” he’s been nominated for an honor at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
The Las Vegan, who scaled the face of the 3,200-foot vertical rock El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope, is up for best real-life hero.
His competition isn’t quite as steep, although Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s performance in the documentary “RBG” could prove insurmountable. The other nominees in the category are Serena Williams from “Being Serena,” wrestler Roman Reigns of “WWE SmackDown” and comedian Hannah Gadsby for her Netflix special, “Nanette.”
The MTV Movie & TV Awards, surely the only ceremony where “RBG” will ever tie for the most nominations with “Game of Thrones” and “Avengers: Endgame,” will air June 17.