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Two Black Queer Characters Won "Best Kiss" And People Couldn't Be Happier

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Moonlight actors Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome were the winners of this year's MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, much to everyone's delight.

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Other nominees included kisses from La La Land, Beauty and the Beast, and Empire.

While accepting the fan-voted award, Sanders dedicated it to "the misfits".

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“I think it’s safe to say that it is okay for young performers, especially us minority performers, to step out of the box,” he said. “This award is for that. It’s for artists who need to step out of the box and do whatever it takes to tell a story and whatever it takes to make a change, to get people to wake up.

"This award is bigger than Jharrel and I; this represents more than a kiss. This is for those who feel like 'the others,' 'the misfits.'"

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It's pretty exciting that a young audience voted for two black men to win Best Kiss, and people are understandably over the moon.

im so happy jharrel and ashton won best kiss :") every time moonlight receives an award 5 years are added to my lifespan

IM SO HAPPY MOONLIGHT WON BEST KISS

THE BOYS FROM MOONLIGHT WON BEST KISS I'M FUCKING L I V I N G

me: ugh the mtv movie awards also me: THEY GAVE BEST KISS TO THOSE CUTIES FROM MOONLIGHT THIS IS SO IMPORTANT NOTHI… https://t.co/9JQg5TTjk7

Moonlight's director also tweeted his support:

Hey now!!! Much love to @AshDSanders and @JharrelJerome holdin us down at the #MTVAwards!!! Could not be prouder o… https://t.co/TxvtHH1CDp

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