The MTV Movie and TV Award for Best Actor in a Show went to “an Eleven among 10s,” said presenter Zac Efron. That was his way of revealing that the Golden Popcorn was going to breakout star Millie Bobby Brown for her performance as Eleven in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Brown was emotional during her acceptance speech, and it’s no wonder why: this was her first individual award since “Stranger Things” debuted last summer. Watch her speech above, and check out the complete list of winners.
As one would expect she thanked the fans who voted for her as well as Netflix, which streams the sci-fi/horror series. Then she started choking up when she thanked the cast and crew, whom she described as her “second family.” She paid tribute to her first family, who “give me light every day,” and she made special mention of her “supportive” parents. Lastly she thanked “Stranger Things” creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer “because they’ve created a bad-ass, female, iconic character that I’ve got the honor to play.”
Before the MTV Awards, Brown was nominated at the Saturn Awards and People’s Choice Awards for her performance. Perhaps most notably she won Best TV Drama Ensemble at the SAG Awards, where she was also nominated individually for Best Drama Actress. But this time she got to take the stage on her own, and there’s a strong chance she’ll get to do it again at the upcoming Emmys, where she’s one of the top contenders for Best Drama Supporting Actress.