MTV Awards go gender-neutral

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Emma Watson also took home best actor in a movie honors -- the first acting award ever that celebrated performance free of any gender distinctions. Do we need to have men and women?

It was after Showtime wanted to nominate Asia for an Emmy Award and consequently found the binary categories of "Best Actress" and "Best Actor" too restrictive due to Asia identifying with neither of these genders that the MTV Movie & TV Awards chose to create a gender-neutral awards category.

And turning to "Beauty and the Beast", Devine added, "I call it 'Multidimensional woman with her own dynamic traits, and the beast'".

"We have to constantly be pushing ourselves to not only respond to culture but lead it", MTV president Chris McCarthy previously told CNNMoney."If we're going to do an award show that celebrates content, why would we not modernize what that looks like?" "First of all I want to thank everyone that voted and especially MTV".

The MTV awards broke ground in other ways, awarding Jharrel Jerome and Ashton Sanders the best kiss for the gay coming-of-age story "Moonlight".

Comedic performance: Lil Rel Howery, "Get Out".

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Returning to the topic later, Morgan said: "Is the world becoming gender neutral? When you're family, you're family", said actor Vin Diesel, one of the stars of the movie series.

"I was like, 'Oh my goodness, I love you.' I'm not very good at this stuff".

Trevor Noah of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" was named Best Host.

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

Watson ended her speech by thanking every soul who made the achievement possible, as well as her fellow competitors who were nominated for the history-making award. Presenting Movie of the Year, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comically bobbled the title (a la the Oscars), first announcing "La La Light", then "Moonland".

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