Irreverence a victor at MTV Awards

Posted May 20, 2017

According to the recent reports, the show business is ready for the gender-neutral awards like the MTV's one.

Last night at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Emma Watson was the first recipient of an award for best actor that was free of any gender distinctions.

For Watson, a strong supporter of women's rights and a UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, the award was particularly meaningful, especially considering it is the first of its kind.

Another English actress, Millie Bobby Brown, 13, won the best actor in a TV show award for the sci-fi show "Stranger Things".

"Acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes, and that doesn't need to be separated into two different categories", Watson said in receiving her trophy.

The ceremony maintained its traditional quirky irreverence with award categories recognising the Best Duo (Jackman and young Dafne Keen of the film Logan), Best Villain (Jeffrey Dean Morgan for his role as Negan in TV zombie drama The Walking Dead), Best Tearjerker (hit new TV drama This Is Us), and Best Kiss (Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome in coming-of-age film Moonlight).

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". Thank you for educating me in such an inclusive, patient and loving way.

Movies "Hidden Figures", the "Fast and Furious" franchise and Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show" were also winners on the night.

". when I saw the breakdown for the character, it said 'female, nonbinary.' And I thought, 'Interesting, I think I know about those words, but let me do research into every aspect of this character and their world and who they are.' And so, female meaning sex and non-binary meaning a gender identity that is an umbrella term for people who identify as neither man nor a woman".