This was the first year that the MTV Movie & TV Awards decided not to split up the acting nominees by gender. For example, the category for Best Actor in a Movie featured three men and three women. Same with Best Hero. Best Actor in a TV Show had four girls and two dudes. It was a very woke show. Emma Watson was up for Best Actor for playing a book-reading beastiality enthusiast in the live-action Beauty and the Beast. She won.
Emma’s award was the first one handed out last night. It was presented by Asia Kate Dillon, who plays the gender non-binary Taylor Mason on Billions. It was fitting that Emma won MTVs first ever gender-neutral award; she is an outspoken advocate for gender equality. Emma’s Best Actor acceptance speech touched on MTVs decision to go gender-neutral with their awards, and why she’s proud to receive MTVs first gender non-specific acting trophy.
“Firstly, I feel I have to say something about the award itself. The first acting award in history that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience. MTV’s move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. 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.
This is very meaningful to me. Both to be winning the award and to be receiving it from you, Asia. Thank you for educating me in such an inclusive, patient, and loving way. Thank you so much. I think I’m being given this award for a performance as an actor, but it doesn’t feel like that what it’s really for, although I am very grateful if you did think that I did a good job because the whole singing part of the situation was pretty terrifying. Yeah, not kidding about that part!
But more seriously, I think I am being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents. The villagers in our fairy tale wanted to make Belle believe that the world is smaller than the way she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her—that her curiosity and passion for knowledge and her desire for more in life were grounds for alienation. I loved playing someone who didn’t listen to any of that. I’m so proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy, and love the way that this one does.”
Emma has a lot of feelings about winning the first gender-neutral MTV Best Actor award, and apparently so did bridge troll who found a suit and attempted to live with the humans Piers Morgan. Piers got very upset while watching a made-up award show by the channel who airs Teen Mom. He hopped on his old man shouting slab (aka his keyboard) and typed out how much he hated Emma’s speech in a post for The Daily Mail that begins as follows:
“It’s a pity there’s no award for the most pompous, politically-correct personality on the planet because Emma Watson would be shoe-in, whatever gender she claims to be.”
Piers took a dump on self-identity, gender, feminism. He dragged Lady Gaga and Madonna into it, because I believe he gets an asshole energy power-up every time he does that. Piers also sniped at Emma for not wearing a gender-neutral outfit to the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Is Piers blind? Emma is wearing a gender non-specific ensemble. She’s got a sleeve, a halter, a sash, a half-skirt, one dangly earring, a sequinned diaper. I’m pretty sure that covers everyone.
Personally, my panties are unbunched over MTVs gender-neutral awards. If Piers is that upset, maybe the MTV Movie & TV Awards aren’t the right awards show for him. Try the Teen Choice Awards, Pierce. And if that ever gets too progressive for you, I’m sure your assistant can dig up some VHS copies of old Cable Ace Awards.