Emma Watson on Sunday won thefirst gender-neutral award for best actor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
MTV is also breaking down gender barriers in its new format, with men and women competing together in the acting categories. "MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone", Watson said in her acceptance speech.
The Bill Condon-directed movie won the top film honour beating the fellow nominees including "Logan", "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", "Get Out" and "The Edge of Seventeen", reported Ace Showbiz.
The red carpet outside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium was a swamp as luminaries made their water-logged arrival for the shindig.
The first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards took place last night, and featured a handful of memorable moments highlighting gender and racial diversity.
The award was presented by Asia Kate Dillon, who identifies as non binary. Thank you for your work.
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Especially important regarding the presentation of the award was who announced Watson as the victor: Asia Kate Dillon, who is the first gender non-binary identifying actor to have a role in a major television series (Billions, Orange Is The New Black).
"I think it makes more sense to not make it gender specific because at the end of the day you are judging them on their characteristics".
It was the first award of the night and Watson held the golden popcorn proudly, calling the honor "very meaningful".
Oscar victor Moonlight continued its hot awards streak by claiming the prize for best kiss.
The MTV Generation Award went to the "Fast and Furious" action franchise and star Vin Diesel thanked "a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise where it didn't matter what color your skin was or what country you're from - when you're family, you're family".