“Beauty and the Beast” triumphs at MTV Awards that claim diversity

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Director Bill Condon (L) and actors Josh Gad (C) and Emma Watson (R) , pose with the Movie of the Year MTV Movie & TV Award for 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA, 07 May 2017.

“Beauty and the Beast” in the film section and “Stranger Things” in the television categories triumphed at the MTV Movie & TV Awards presented today in Los Angeles at a ceremony where numerous voices claimed diversity and respect for the difference.

Faced with the seriousness of the Oscars or Golden Globes, the awards organized by the MTV chain bet on a casual and informal tone, include categories such as best kiss or best tear moment, and its statuette has the form of a bag of popcorn.

The highlights of the evening were “Beauty and the Beast”, which won the award for best film of the year, and for the series “Stranger Things”, which won recognition for the best series.

In the sections on performance, which did not differentiate between male and female performances, Emma Watson (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) won the film and television awards, respectively.

“This is the first acting award in history that does not separate its nominees for their sex,” said Emma Watson, who also said she was proud to be part of a feature film that celebrates “diversity”, “joy ” and love”.

Meanwhile, Millie Bobby Brown, in tears, thanked the brothers Duffer, creators of “Stranger Things”, who had devised an “iconic” female character as Eleven.

The action saga and cars “Fast & Furious” received the Generation prize as a tribute to its success throughout eight films.

“Thank you for being willing to accept this multicultural series of films in which it does not matter the color of the skin or the country you come from,” said Vin Diesel, who recalled on stage Paul Walker, actor of “Fast & Furious” Who died in 2013.

Another of the most talked about moments of the evening was the MTV award for best kiss, which went to actors Ashton Sanders and Jerome Jharrel for their interpretation in the film thematic homosexual “Moonlight.”

“This award represents more than a kiss. It’s for those who feel like ‘the others,’ the misfits,” Sanders said.

On the other hand, Hugh Jackman and the Spanish Dafne Keen were the winners of the prize for the best performing duo for their work in “Logan”, and on stage they simulated drawing their claws as their characters did in the film.

Also, “Hidden Figures” took the prize for the best fight against the system and its protagonist Taraji P. Henson achieved the recognition of the best heroine.

“God made us all so different that we had better understand it,” Henson said, emphasizing the importance of this film that recalls the history of African-American mathematics and techniques that worked on NASA’s space program.

Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) won the next generation award, the series “This Is Us” garnered recognition for the best tear moment and Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”) won the award for best comedy performance.

In the same way, Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”) was proclaimed best presenter of a television program, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead”) won the MTV Award for best villain, “13th” was named best documentary and ” RuPaul’s Drag Race “made the statuette to the best reality show.

The gala began with a musical parody of “Beauty and the Beast” by Adam Devine, presenter of the ceremony, and actress Hailee Steinfeld.

The awards included live music performances and one of the most special was the one that brought Latinos J Balvin, Camila Cabello and Pitbull on stage to play the song “Hey Ma”.

As these awards are celebrated at the time when some of the most anticipated films of the year in Hollywood begin to hit theaters, the MTV Awards served today as a showcase for exclusive Spider-Man: Homecoming releases, “It” and “Wonder Woman”.

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