Irreverence a victor at MTV Awards

Hollywood actress Emma Watson made history by winning the first-ever gender-neutral acting award at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. "MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone", Watson said in her acceptance speech. This year, the Harry Potter star won the first gender-neutral MTV TV & Movie Award.

Emma went on to thank the rest of the people that made her performance as Belle possible and to express her gratitude for being included in such a diverse and inspiring film.

Emma Watson's role in the live-action Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" made the British actress the victor of the special award.

BBC reported that the 27-year-old "Beauty and the Beast" star triumphed over her competitors such as Taraji P. Henson, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman, and needless to say the starlet was on cloud nine.

Thanking MTV for its decision she also said, "Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits".

"Thank you for advocating me, in such an inclusive, patient and loving way", she thanked the audience accompanied by thunderous applause.

"The villages in our fairy tail wanted to make Belle believe that the world is smaller than she saw it with fewer opportunities for her", she closed.

Beauty and The Beast was released on March 17, 2017, and has racked up a global earning of USD$1.2bil (RM5.1bil) thus far.

The policy was put into practice at the top of the show by presenter Asia Kate Dillion, who proudly noted she has been able to break down gender barriers as "the first openly non-binary actor to play an openly non-binary actor on a major TV show", Showtime's drama series "Billions".

  • Salvatore Jensen