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Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Emma Wins MTV’s First Gender-Neutral Best Actor Award

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Emma Watson wins the first ever Gender-Neutral Best Actor Award at the MTV Movie Awards, for her performance as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. BATB wins Movie of the Year Award.

Congratulations Emma!

You can watch her acceptance speech here.

Emma Receives Woman of the Year at Elle Style Awards

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Emma Watson was awarded “Woman of the Year” in recognition of her campaigning for gender equality at the ELLE Style Awards on Monday.

Emma spoke of the current political turmoil in the US, and the recent Women’s March on Washington she took part in. “That has been the upside of the downsides of late which is difficult times, but also this emerging, very cohesive group of women that are being very vocal and showing real solidarity. The fact that we managed to organise one of the most peaceful, largest protests in history, says so much about what we can achieve and about us as a group. It feels very exciting.”

Emma is Elle UK Woman of the Year

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Emma Watson is Elle UK’s 2017 Woman of the Year and will cover the March issue of the magazine. Emma talks about being cast as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, activism and her book club.

Belle, the perfect role. ‘For me, Beauty was the perfect, most joyful thing to do… There was something connected about Hermione and Belle, and it was good to be reminded that I am an actress; this is what I do. The film is pure escapism.’

Why she took a year off from acting to concentrate on activism. ‘It wasn’t about me necessarily proving anything… I was just thinking that I have this year to myself, so let’s see what we can do to ‘move the needle’ and make a difference.’

How does she handle critics? ‘It really toughened me up…There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress and a public figure, which I expect, but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that’s a completely different ball game.’

She set up her book club, Our Shared Shelf, to focus on feminist issues. Will she write her own book? ‘I need to see and do a bit more first… I’m no expert, and when people push me into a corner of “here’s Emma Watson to lecture you on feminism”, it’s uncomfortable because I am aware I have a long way to go. I am not sure I deserve all the respect I get yet, but I’m working on it.’

Emma will be awarded Woman of the Year at the Elle Style Awards, 13 February, and the March issue of Elle is on sale the 14th.

Emma is Harpers Bazaar Inspiration of the Year

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Emma Watson has received the Inspiration of the Year award at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards ceremony. Harry Potter producer David Heyman introduced Emma and presented her with the award.

Emma brought a bit of Halloween, in an embroidered Dior gown, to this years celebration, held at the Claridge’s Hotel in London Monday evening.

David’s introduction and Emma’s acceptance speech can be seen below.

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Emma Nominated for Shorty Award

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Emma Watson has been nominated in this year’s Shorty Awards which “honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and more.” Emma is nominated in the Activism category. Fans may vote for her once per day through 18 February at the Shorty Awards website.

It only took twelve hours after actress Emma Watson’s speech launching the equal rights solidarity campaign #HeForShe at the UN Headquarters for the online death threats roll in, but, in Emma’s characteristically classy style, she used the publicity to her advantage—partnering with JP Morgan Chase, Emma got #HeForShe banners on Chase ATM screens nationwide. In 2015, her live International Women’s Day talk on Facebook garnered millions of views, and her interview with Malala Yousafzai—where Malala thanked Watson for helping her come to terms with calling herself a feminist—inspired Emma to announce on Facebook it was her “most moving day.” – from Emma’s nomination profile

Emma one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Emma Watson was selected as a Pioneer in this years Time’s 100 Most Influential People for her work to end gender inequality. On Tuesday evening Emma attended a gala for the honorees at Lincoln Center in New York.

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Emma Named Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Emma Watson was voted the top feminist of the year in a poll by Ms. Foundation for Women and Cosmopolitan for her work towards gender equality with the He for She program as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

“We celebrate all feminists every day, but today we’re giving a hat tip to celebrities who are helping to promote women’s equality. Every celebrity on the list has either embraced the term ‘feminist,’ spoken out for women’s equal rights, or battled against sexist oppression.” – Teresa Younger, Ms. Foundation President and CEO

The top 10 feminists, in order, are Emma Watson, Laverne Cox, Rachel Maddow, Beyoncé, Cher, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Mindy Kaling and Ann Curry.

Emma at the British Fashion Awards

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Emma Watson attended the British Fashion Awards in London on Monday evening. Emma received the “British Style Award”, presented to her by last year’s winner, One Direction’s Harry Styles.

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Emma Receives Brittania British Artist of the Year Award

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Emma Watson received the British Artist of the Year award at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards last Thursday. The show aired on BBC America Sunday evening.

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Emma at the BAFTA Britannia Awards

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Emma Watson attended the 2014 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Award on Thursday where she received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. This honor pays tribute to a talented British artist whose outstanding performances in a year have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship. Whether an emerging talent, or an established name, the British Artist of the Year honors a person who represents the best of British talent. The awards show will air on BBC America on Sunday November 2.

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