Your fave Emma Watson just scored the first ever genderless 'Best Actor' award at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Yeah, it's kind of a big deal.
The Beauty And The Beast star picked up the first award of the evening for her portrayal of Belle. The actress and activist was a perfect fit for the first historic win, as MTV moves away from gendered categories for nominees.
"The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience," she told the crowd. "MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone, but to me it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and that doesn't have to be separated into two different categories. Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits."
"The villagers in our fairy tale wanted to make Belle believe that the world was smaller than the way she saw it with fewer opportunities for her, that her curiosity and passion for knowledge and her desire fore more in life were grounds for alienation," she said. "I loved playing someone who didn’t listen to any of that. I’m so proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy, and love the way that this one does."
Congratulations to the star!