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Emma Watson wins MTV's first gender-neutral acting award

Emma Watson wins MTV's first gender-neutral acting award

Emma Watson wins MTV's first gender-neutral acting award

This year, MTV made all their award categories genderless to make them more inclusive and Watson was quick to give them credit for that.

Her competition for the best actor prize included Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy. The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees by their sex says something about the way we perceive the human experience.

Watson turned to Beauty and the Beast and praised the virtues that Belle represented such as her passion and curiosity in the face of an alienating village.

"To me, [this award] indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes".

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Netflix also took home a third award last night when director Ava DuVernay's documentary about racial inequality in America, 13th, won for Best Documentary.

Sanders and Jerome received the award for their tender kiss in "Moonlight", this year's Oscar victor for best picture.

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters presented the award for Best Fight Against the System and said each of the nominees "pushes back against the bullies and uses their platform to inspire us all".

From some serious fashion faux pas on the red carpet to moving acceptance speeches to Adam DeVine's unpredictable hosting strategy, the show did not disappoint when it came to making us gasp, laugh and simply shake our heads in shock. "I've been here since the '80s", she quipped, sending us all into a fit of laughter. In the ceremony's other gender-neutral acting categories, "The Walking Dead" star Jeffrey Dean won for best villain ahead of Allison Williams in "Get Out" and Jared Leto in "Suicide Squad". "Thank you so much".

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