Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Brit trio triumph at MTV movie and TV awards

Emma Watson, left, and Josh Gad accept the award for movie of the year for "Beauty and the Beast" at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. Here's a look at some pictures from the ceremony and celebrations.

It was a landmark night for inclusion and a promising sign of the times at last night's MTV Movie and TV Awards where Emma Watson received the first ever gender-neutral acting award for her role as Belle in this year's live-action reimagining of Beauty and the Beast.

Moonlight's Jharrel Jerome and Ashton Sanders won the best kiss award beating La La Land's Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

He continued: "What'll now happen is that women will probably win a lot less awards because they made them gender-neutral and there's more male actors".

And on that note, Emma dropped the metaphorical mic, the crowd cheered and the pursuit of a more gender-inclusive world free of glass ceilings and prejudice moved a step closer to its goal. "Firstly, I feel I have to say something about the award itself", she began.

Brown thanked "Stranger Things" showrunners for creating "a badass female iconic character that I've got the honour to play".

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"So actually by trying to get equality, you end up with more inequality".

Beauty & The Beast also won the Movie of the Year Award, for which Get Out, Logan and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had also been nominated.

The mission of the filmmakers, said one of its stars, Taraji P. Henson, was to dispel a wrong-headed cultural myth "so another young girl wouldn't grow up thinking that her mind wasn't capable of grasping math and science". I loved playing someone who didn't listen to any of that.

The Trending award was won by Run the World (Girls) feat. Presenting Movie of the Year, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comically bobbled the title (à la the Oscars), first announcing La La Light, then Moonland.

Another change was the MTV Generation Award which went to the entire "Fast and Furious" cast.

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