Emma Watson Wins First Ever Gender-Neutral Acting Award

Emma Watson Wins First Ever Gender-Neutral Acting Award

"I can't think of a better recipient than Emma Watson, a great flag bearer of all things gender neutral".

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Emma Watson had high praise for MTV's move to remove gender qualifiers for its Movie and TV Awards.

Emma Watson, left, won best actor in a movie and also took the stage with co-star Josh Gad to accept the movie of the year crown for their film Beauty and the Beast. But to me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes.

But the awards had another trick up its sleeve, introducing a policy of breaking down gender barriers, as men and women competed jointly in the acting categories. "I won Best Actor in a Show". Emma accepted the award for Best Actor for her performance as Belle in the movie Beauty And The Beast at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Watson thanked Dillon for educating her about gender nonconformity in "such an inclusive, patient, and loving way" during her speech, and was "proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy, and love the way this one [Beauty and the Beast] does".

Speaking ahead of the show, which aired Sunday, its co-executive producer Vanessa Whitewolf told MTV news that younger viewers love good performances. Other winners included "Moonlight" for Best Kiss and "Hidden Figures" for Fight Against the System.

Then, pretending to turn on the waterworks, she said, "I shouldn't get emotional again because I, like, broke down in my speech". The movie nominees included Watson for Beauty and the Beast, Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya, Hailee Steinfeld, Taraji P. Henson, Hugh Jackman, and James McAvoy.

The very special Tearjerker award went to This is Us' sentimental moment shared by Jack and Randall at karate, and Black-ish won the award for being the Best American Story.

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