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In Case You Missed It: Ten-year-old girl bitten by gator pried its jaws open to free herself; Netflix renews '13 Reasons Why' for second season; Emma Watson wins first gender-neutral MTV TV & Movie award

Actor Emma Watson accepts the gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie award for 'Beauty and the Beast' from actor Asia Kate Dillon onstage at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards Sunday night.

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Actor Emma Watson accepts the gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie award for 'Beauty and the Beast' from actor Asia Kate Dillon onstage at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards Sunday night.

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.

Ten-year-old girl bitten by alligator in Orlando park pried open reptile's jaws to escape

A 10-year-old girl was taken to the hospital but is expected to recover after she was bitten by an 8-foot-9 alligator at a park in Orlando on Saturday.

And she pried open its jaws to free herself, according to the Orlando Sentinel

The girl was with her family at Moss Park on Saturday afternoon and was sitting in a swimming area that was about 2-feet deep.

The gator bit the girl on her calf and knee, but she was able to pry open its jaws to get her leg free, the Sentinel reported.

Netflix renews '13 Reasons Why' for a second season

The streaming service announced that it has picked up the hit series for a second season. 

The show has drawn praise and critisicm as the drama hits viewers hard on a high school girl's suicide. 

"13 Reasons Why" is produced by Selena Gomez and based on Jay Asher's young adult best-seller.

The follow-up season is due to debut on Netflix next year and will also be 13 episodes long.

 

Emma Watson wins first 'genderless' MTV TV & Movie award for Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson picked up the first-ever Genderless Acting Award for best big-screen actor for her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at Sunday night's MTV TV & Movie Awards.

The category featured both male and female nominees, and the award was presented by gender-neutral nonbinary actor Asia Kate Dillon. Watson beat out male actors including Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy .

The 27-year-old said winning the award - and the award itself - was "very meaningful."

"The first acting award...that doesn't separate nominees based on their sex says something about how we perceive the human experience," Watson said in her acceptance speech.  

“MTV’s move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone. But to me, it indicates that acting is about the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. And that doesn’t need to be separated into two different categories.”

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[Last modified: Monday, May 8, 2017 10:05am]

    

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