Emma Watson wins the very first gender-neutral acting award

Housing Minister Simon Coveney

EMMA WATSON became the first actor to win MTV's newly genderless best actor award - and, naturally, Piers Morgan had something to say about it. But major movie- and TV-driven award shows like the Golden Globes and Oscars still have gender-specific acting categories. Emma Watson was honored to win the Best Actor in a Movie Award for her performance as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Herself a trailblazer and proponent of gender equality, Watson's place as the first-ever victor of a gender-neutral MTV acting award was another shining moment to tack onto her legacy.

Thanks to the MTV Movie &TV Awards, we now know.She's in the Upside Down.

Best Reality Competition award was won by RuPaul's Drag Race, while the Best Actor in a Show was won by Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown. It was absolutely a well-deserved award for the Beauty and the Beast actor.

"MTV's move to create a gender-less award for acting will mean something different to everyone", she continued. "And that doesn't need to be separated into two categories".

That last award was presented by co-stars of the film smash Get Out: a blond Allison Williams, in shimmering miniskirt, alongside a nervous-looking Lil Rey Howery.

"Are you scared of me?" But it certainly is one of the most progressive.

Meanwhile, "Hidden Figures" and the "The Fate of the Furious" took home the Best Fight Against the System trophy and the Generation Award respectively. The 2017 MTV Awards broke with tradition by celebrating a real-life hero; in previous years, the award has gone to action-adventure stars like Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence.

The audience showered her with applause when she came out, and Ross thanked her for "your voice and how you use it". She has been mocked rather cruelly - though why she should pay any attention to anything people say on Twitter is beyond me - for making too much of the award, given the award does appear to be a bucket of popcorn.

Trevor Noah ("The Daily Show") won Best Host, defeating Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, RuPaul and Samantha Bee, while "RuPaul's Drag Race" was dubbed as the Best Reality Competition. In the past, only one individual could have won this award.

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