This year, the Harry Potter star won the first gender-neutral MTV TV & Movie Award.
Out of the seven gender-neutral categories with solo winners at MTV's gala Sunday night, women won three - best actor in a movie (Watson), best actor in a show (Millie Bobbie Brown) and best hero (Taraji P. Henson). But the awards had another trick up its sleeve, introducing a policy of breaking down gender barriers, as men and women competed jointly in the acting categories.
Watson turned to Beauty and the Beast and praised the virtues that Belle represented such as her passion and curiosity in the face of an alienating village. But to me, it indicates that 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", the 27-year-old actress said during her speech.More news: US Crude Oil Stockpiles Post Big Drawdown
Watson was presented with the award by Orange is the New Black's and Billions' Asia Kate Dillon, who identifies as non-binary and whose character on Billions is the first gender non-binary character on television. "Furthermore, if the categories of "actor" and "actress" are meant to denote assigned sex I ask, respectfully, why is that necessary?" The villagers in our fairytale wanted to make Belle believe that the world is smaller than the way she saw it. "I loved playing someone who didn't listen to any of that".
The comments from the British actress won praise from many on social media, but drew a rebuke from Piers Morgan, the former CNN talk show host who now hosts "Good Morning Britain" on ITV.
According to the recent reports, the show business is ready for the gender-neutral awards like the MTV's one.