Emma Watson Wins MTV's First Gender Neutral Award


MTV held their acting awards last night, and for the first time ever it was gender-neutral.  They no longer split the categories into "best male" or "best female" actor, they just had "best actor."  The first ever gender neutral "Best Actor" award went to Emma Watson for her role in Beauty and the Beast.

The award was presented by Asia Kate Dillon, who identifies as non binary.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dillon called it "the first acting award ever that celebrates performance free of any gender distinctions."

Speaking ahead of the show, which aired Sunday, its co-executive producer Vanessa Whitewolf told MTV news that younger viewers love good performances.

"They don't care if it's coming from a male or a female. Gender doesn't really have anything to do with it," Whitewolf said.

Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/entertainment/emma-watson-gender-neutral-mtv/

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07:  Actor Emma Watson accepts Best Actor in a Movie for 'Beauty and the Beast' onstage during the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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