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Emma Watson wins the very first gender-neutral acting award

11 May 2017

The internet may have kicked off the week congratulating Emma Watson on her groundbreaking win of MTV's first gender-neutral "Best Actor" award, but Piers Morgan wasn't having any of it.

"Beauty and the Beast" continued its hot streak at the 2017 MTV Awards. Netflix's "Stranger Things" won "Show of the Year", and series star Millie Bobby Brown won for "Best Actor in a Show".

Emma Watson won the first gender-neutral acting prize in awards-show history.

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The first award presenter was Asia Kate Dillon, the first gender non-binary character on television.

A non-binary person is someone who does not identify as being of either gender, preferring the use of personal pronouns them, their and they. Host Adam DeVine took the role of the Beast, and his co-star Hailee Steinfeld volunteered to play Belle, revealing that she was wearing just the outfit to do it - a "coincidence", of course. "And that doesn't need to be separated into two, different categories". Watson said that her beloved character Belle is an important figure for women to look up to.

On the other hand, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah won the Best Host award.

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Next, the Best Kiss Award was given to the only gay kissing couple nominated. There were also some new categories like Trending, Best American Story, and Next Generation. Emma said, "This is very meaningful to me, both to be winning this award and to be given it to me by you, Asia". Your emotion was one of the best parts of the show! "We wouldn't be here without you guys, so we might not say it enough, we love you and thank you everyone who voted".

Even one of the night's biggest awards did not escape a bit of mischief-making. And we couldn't be happier for Emma and the cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast.

Amy Schumer, left, and Goldie Hawn harkened to the Oscars best-picture fiasco as they presented the MTV award for movie of the year.

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Emma Watson wins the very first gender-neutral acting award