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By creating a gender-neutral acting award, MTV has grabbed much-needed attention for itself and Emma Watson. For others, it just means one fewer opportunity

14th May, 2017
Emma Watson: the Kate Middleton of Hollywood Pic: Getty

I’m not sure which bothered me more during the week: the announcement that MTV had created a gender- neutral acting award for their Movie and TV Awards, or the news that Emma Watson – queen of the wooden face and earnest, stolid demeanour, less Doris Day than Angela Merkel – had won the gong for her acting abilities.

Ordinarily, I’m a fan of anything that removes notions of gender from the equation. Take...

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