MTV Movie Awards shatters gender barriers one trophy at a time

AP

LOS ANGELES — Film hit “Beauty and the Beast” and Netflix newcomer “Stranger Things” were the night’s big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied with its Movie & TV Awards show.

For this, the 26th edition of what was formerly known as the MTV Movie Awards, TV was added to the mix. “Stranger Things” was decreed the Show of the Year, and its cast member, Millie Bobby Brown, was named Best Actor in a Show.

“Beauty and the Beast” was the Movie of the Year, with its star, Emma Watson, the Best Actor in a Movie.

But the awards had another trick up its sleeve, introducing a policy of breaking down gender barriers, as men and women competed jointly in the acting categories. Continue reading

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Beyonce brings mothers of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant to VMAs 2016

Beyoncé, center, with guests before the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in New York. Credit Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Beyoncé, center, with guests before the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night in New York. Credit Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The Independent

Beyoncé arrived at the 33rd annual MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday with her daughter Blue Ivy and four mothers who lost their sons in fatal police shootings.

The mothers—Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; and Lesley McSpadden-Head, mother of Michael Brown—previously made an appearance in Beyoncé’s Lemonade video (with the exception of Johnson), which was nominated in several categories.