MTV celebrates summer viewing season with Movie & TV Awards

Emma Watson and James McAvoy up for MTV Movie & TV Awards

Hugh Jackman up for best actor at MTV awards

The 26th annual MTV Movie Awards are taking place place Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The best kiss category will see La La Land's Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling compete against Moonlight actors Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome.

She also thanked presenter Asia Kate Dillon, the "Billions" star and first gender non-binary identifying actor to be cast on a major TV series, for teaching her that "empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits".

More seriously, I think I'm being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represented. "MTV's move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone".

Next, Zac Efron and his "Baywatch" co-star Alexandra Daddario stepped out to present the next award, best actor in a show, which went to "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobbie Brown.

She thanked family, friends and colleagues on the Netflix show including creators Matt and Ross Duffer. "I loved playing someone who didn't listen to any of that".

The actress took home the first-ever gender-neutral award for Best Actor in Film and TV for her performance in Beauty and the Beast.

Moonlight's Jharrel Jerome also applauded MTV for scrapping gendered prizes, telling the Press Association from the red carpet that he hoped other awards followed suit.

"Firstly, I feel I have to say something about the award itself".

He said: "I think it's incredible".

Hugh Jackman, 48, and Dafne Keen, 12, won the best duo category for their double team in superhero film Logan.

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