This award given for the first time by MTV as MTV's gender neutral award. This award doesn't differentiate the category of award based on gender but just celebrate the performance of the artist. MTV abolished gender-specific categories for its acting awards this year, and gave the honor for best actor in a movie to Emma Watson for "Beauty and the Beast" presented by Asia Kate Dillon. This is a fascinating news for all fans and followers of Emma Watson, and all those people across the globe fighting for the end of gender bias of society.
Although there are various awards which doesn't segregate bases on gender such as Pulitzer prize and Nobel prize but in film industry it is for the first time.
A unique initiative
A totally unique idea in itself, which gives respect to all the gender without classifying them. Prior to this award we never heard any such thing in any award show. The nomination earlier were either for the best-actress or best-actor, best supporting actress or best supporting actor dividing the art of the artist based on gender which is not a wrong thing as it still praises their performances.
But with this award in existence many people in the industry may feel recognized based on their performance only in spite of their gender.
What this award means in words of the winner
As First Award winner of this award Emma Watson said "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". These words by her totally justify the spirit of these awards how they motivates an artist.
What does this award signifies?
This award shows how far our society has come in terms of thoughts and thinking. A society which once segregated women and man in every sphere of life first slowly progressed toward giving women recognition for their work when started separate categories based on gender. And now stepping one step ahead by celebrating the performance and work of artist based on the art and work not even considering what gender that artist belongs to. Also gives a message to new comers in the film industry and any other sphere of work that they will be recognized based on their work and talent not based on gender which they belong.
Motivation for many
Such category of awards are also a motivation for many to step into this industry, these awards are motivation to step ahead for all those who have a fear for gender-biased nature of society and stereotypes. Such initiatives shows how our society is progressively moving towards less discriminatory and open environment for the new talents to come.
This prize should be taken as an inspiration and motivation to teach upcoming generation that their are no boundaries because of gender and any other issues like that which creates biases in the society, only thing that matters is the work which you do and a unique identity that your work makes for you.
A Unique identity of yours which is known because of your talent and work without considering from which background you are, what colour you have or what gender you have. And all the recognition and attention you get is for your work.
This is very unique and the idea is very good. The author's exercise is to be appreciated. The author brought in the uniqueness of the awards in a unique way. I think we all should appreciate the MTV for bringing in this new awards.
Now many will follow this. I think other TV channels of all languages will take a clue and introduce these type of awards. MTV will become a trend setter.