Like whoa. How many of you guys watched the MTV Movie Awards last night?! One part that really stands out in our minds was when Emma Stone was given the very first MTV Trailblazer Award.
No, we’re not talking about the pre-taped vid where the likes of Anna Farris and Jim Carrey pretended to bash Emma. We’re talking about the real stuff: the meaning of the award and what Emma said when she received it.
“I looked up the actual definition of trailblazer, and it means someone who blazes a trail to be followed by others,” she said. “And that's an honor to hear you're being associated with a concept like that.”
She listed off some of her heroes: Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, John Candy, Charlie Chaplin, the Beatles, J.D. Salinger, Lorne Michaels and Cameron Crowe.
She continued, "Those people are my creative trailblazers, but I'm not following any of their paths, and what's incredible about them is they help make me want to be more myself because they're all originals. And I hope that you'll find your trailblazers. And, trust me, I do not need to be one of them. I probably shouldn't be one of them. But that you'll continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique 'cause I know that when you're a teenager -- sometimes when you're an adult -- what sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it's not. And a lot of the time, it's what makes you great.”
Great words of wisdom from Emma. And hey, who knows -- maybe if you listen to your heart and stay true to yourself, you might be given golden popcorn on stage one day.