Herself a trailblazer and proponent of gender equality, Watson's place as the first-ever victor of a gender-neutral MTV acting award was another shining moment to tack onto her legacy.
"MTV is once again a pioneer in reflecting who young people are today", said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President & CEO.
This year, MTV made all their award categories genderless to make them more inclusive and Watson was quick to give them credit for that.
A favorite from the outset with six nominations, thriller "Get Out" claimed the "next generation" award for the performance of Daniel Kaluuya in the main role, as well as for Milton "Lil Rel" Howery for "best comedic performance".
Ever since the 2017 MTV and TV Awards announced they were switching to strictly non-gender specific categories, history was guaranteed to be made. "Firstly, I feel I have to say something about the award itself", she began. "I got to thank a generation that was willing to accept this multicultural franchise where it didn't matter what colour your skin was or what country you were from".
He then unfortunately went on: "Do we need to have men and women?" Last night's ceremony saw the introduction of two gender-neutral awards, with gongs awarded for film and television respectively - Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown picked up the prize in the latter category. But to me it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself into someone else's shoes and that doesn't have to be separated into two different categories'. Shall we call you woes? "I love playing someone who didn't listen to any of that". "I love you." Millie showcased her quirky style at the awards by teaming her glamorous white sequinned dress with a pair of white cowboy boots. "I've been here since the '80s", she quipped, sending us all into a fit of laughter.
"Let me know your thoughts, and if anyone thinks we should, I've got a doctor you can see later".