Oh lord. OUR HEARTS CANNAE COPE.
Millie Bobby Brown, the 13-year-old ‘Stranger Things‘ star, just broke down while accepting her award for Best TV Actor category and tbqh, everyone else did, too.
Upon winning at the inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards – beating Donald Glover (‘Atlanta‘), Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones‘), Gina Rodriguez (‘Jane the Virgin‘), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (‘The Walking Dead‘) and Mandy Moore (‘This Is Us’) – the pint-sized star hugged every single one of her ‘Stranger Things’ co-stars before heading up on stage and almost immediately breaking down.
“I want to thank my family, Paige, Charlie, Ava, you give me light every day and I love you guys,” she said through tears. “And my mum and dad for being so supportive.”
She ran through the usual list of ‘thank you’s, but with a pretty cute touch, calling her publicists more like her “best friends”, telling her manager Melanie Green that “I love you so much”, and thanking director Sean Levy for being “one of the best directors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.”
Finally, she shouted out Matt and Ross Duffer for creating a “badass, female, iconic character that I’ve got the honour to play.”
— MTV (@MTV) May 8, 2017
Her speech hit people hard.
Watching Millie Bobby Brown choke up during her speech almost made me cry #MTVAwards
— Taylor Mamula (@onyx_witch) May 8, 2017
— refinery29 (@Refinery29) May 8, 2017
— Courtney Timmer (@courtsnicole) May 8, 2017
She’s also the second winner of MTV’s gender-neutral awards, following Emma Watson’s Best Film Actor win for ‘Beauty and the Beast‘. It’s the first time any awards show has awarded gender neutral acting awards since the concept was first brought in by the Academy Awards in 1929, and is a sick step forward for e quality.
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