Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) received a standing ovation at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday night.
Waters appeared onstage at the awards show with actress Tracee Ellis Ross to present the award for "Best Fight Against the System” to the cast of "Hidden Figures."
The audience showered her with applause when she came out, and Ross thanked her for "your voice and how you use it."
“I will take this moment to go off-script and say: Congresswoman Maxine Waters, thank you for your work,” Ross told the cheering crowd.
Waters has generated headlines in recent weeks for her sharp tone against President Trump and his administration. She has said repeatedly that she is working to ensure Trump is impeached, and recently called his Cabinet a group of "ill-prepared, right-wing billionaires."