Asia Kate Dillon, who plays Taylor Mason in Showtime's drama Billions - "the first openly non-binary actor to play an openly non-binary character on a major TV show" - celebrated the gender fluidity of the awards, stating that MTV was breaking down gender barriers.
Ever since the 2017 MTV and TV Awards announced they were switching to strictly non-gender specific categories, history was guaranteed to be made. The first acting award in history that doesn't separate nominees by their sex says something about the way we perceive the human experience.
Emma Watson's role in the live-action Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" made the British actress the victor of the special award.
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The other nominees in that category were Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin).
"Thank you for advocating me, in such an inclusive, patient and loving way", she thanked the audience accompanied by thunderous applause. You know who you are, and I can't thank you enough. But this year, organizers of the award ceremony changed the names of their awards. "I love playing someone who didn't listen to any of that", Watson said onstage as she accepted the award.
Netflix also took home a third award last night when director Ava DuVernay's documentary about racial inequality in America, 13th, won for Best Documentary.
Adam DeVine Really Sets the Stage on Fire: The host's opening scene was a spoof on "Beauty and the Beast", but things went a little awry when the stage was engulfed in flames.