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


Christy Zhou

LOS ANGELES – MTV got rid of its gender-specific category for acting awards this year, and the Best Actor in a Movie Award was given to Emma Watson.

The Best Actor in a Movie Award is different from all the other awards from the past years, because it is a gender-neutral award.

The other competitors of this award included James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman. However, Watson was the one stood out and beat them due to her dedication and hard work for years.

The former Harry Potter star has now become one of the greatest actors in the film industry. Emma Watson picked up the first gender-neutral award from MTV for the first time.  

This award went to her because of her excellent job of playing the role as Belle in Disney’s newest live action adaption of Beauty and the Beast, which was named the Movie of the Year, and was presented by Asia Kate Dillon.

“I think I’m being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents. The villagers in our fairytale wanted to make Belle believe the world was smaller than the way she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her. I love playing someone who didn’t listen to any of that,” Watson said onstage which accepting the award.

Evan Brown, sophomore, thinks Watson is a great actor, and she deserved this award.

“There’s nothing else to say other than she’s a perfect human being, and she deserves every award that ever be created.”

Eva Schley, freshman, also thinks that Emma Watson’s hard work paid off.

“I think she did very good work, and she worked very hard to get to where she is at right now, so I think she deserves it.”

By giving out this award, MTV made a significant move in the entire movie industry, for this award means they are moving to a genderless world.


References: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/entertainment/emma-watson-gender-neutral-mtv/index.html