Love, Simon has won Best Kiss at the MTV Movie & TV Awards
Love, Simon has won the MTV Movie Award for best kiss.
The immensely popular coming out film, which has made more than £45 million worldwide and even convinced one mother to finally accept her daughter as bisexual, picked up the trophy on June 16.
The award was given to Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale for the heartwarming Ferris wheel kiss between Simon and Bram at the end of the film.
It marked the second time in a row that a gay kiss has won the honour, after Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome received the award last year.
The awards ceremony, which instituted gender-neutral awards for the first time in 2017, crowned its sixth-ever same-sex pair in the category.
Accepting the Golden Popcorn trophy on stage while wearing a fantastic gender-neutral outfit, Lonsdale told the audience: “I just want to say to every kid: You can live your dreams and wear dresses.
“You can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love, no matter what gender they are. You can live your dreams and you can believe in magic.
“You can live your dreams and you can be yourself.”
After the ceremony, Lonsdale said: “It means a lot to me.
“I didn’t know that this was going to be the case growing up, so for this to be reality and for me to be part of it, it’s a really beautiful moment.”
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