Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

Emma Watson bags MTV award

Emma Watson

Emma Watson has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 MTV Trailblazer Award.

The actress is already up for Best Female Performance, Best Kiss and Best Musical Moment for her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower at this year’s ceremony. She is now sure to take home at least one Golden Popcorn trophy after being chosen for the special honour.

The Trailblazer Award recognises young stars who are actively carving out their own unique and diverse path in the film industry.

Emma shot to fame playing smart witch Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, and has since landed roles in movies including My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the hotly-anticipated Noah and The Bling Ring.

“Emma Watson endeared herself to fans as one of the most beloved and iconic characters of her generation and did so again this past year as she seamlessly transformed into the role of Sam from yet another modern day classic in The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said. “She’s been a constant presence in the lives of our audience for more than a decade and is continuing to challenge her craft with upcoming roles as radically diverse as her enormous talent.”

The Trailblazer accolade is a fairly new addition to the MTV Movie Awards, with Emma Stone claiming the prize last year.

The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will take place at the Sony Pictures Studios Lot in California on April 14, with comic star Rebel Wilson on hosting duties.

Earlier today, a wax figure of Emma was unveiled at London’s Madame Tussauds.

The 22-year-old has been immortalised sitting on a chaise longue, wearing an elegant blue backless cocktail dress.

"Emma is the perfect addition and we're very lucky to add her to our A-list line up,” explained Nicole Fenner from Madame Tussauds. “She's a true English rose, known and loved by millions of film and fashion fans around the world."

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