Watson then gave a special shout out to Asia Kate Dillon, the non-binary gender actor who presented Watson with her award. "Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits," Emma told Asia.
"This is very meaningful for me, both to be winning the award and to be receiving it from you, Asia. Thank you for educating me in such an inclusive, patient, and loving way." Emma then burst into tears on stage and gave Asia a huge hug.
The 27-year-old then went on to talk about her award, saying, "I think I’m being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents."
"The villagers in our fairy tale wanted to make Belle believe that the world was smaller than the way she saw it with fewer opportunities for her, that her curiosity and passion for knowledge and her desire fore more in life were grounds for alienation."
"I loved playing someone who didn’t listen to any of that. I’m so proud to be a part of a film that celebrates diversity, literacy, inclusion, joy, and love the way that this one does."
Congrats to both Emma and Asia!