Our style correspondent Kat Graham caught up with “The Amazing Spider-Man” actress as she hit the red carpet with co-star and boyfriend Andrew Garfield. The couple bantered back and forth as to whether or not Garfield needed to talk fashion and makeup, until Stone asked, “What’s your makeup choice?” To which Garfield replied, “I need to hear what you have to say.” The actress looked stunning as she sported her signature red lipstick and a gorgeous black-and-tan Martin Grant outfit, telling us she doesn’t decide on her cosmetic choices until she knows what she’s wearing.
The playful duo were then prepped for their big moment onstage to present Shailene Woodley with an award for Breakthrough Performance for her role in “The Descendants.” Stone joked that the nominees “broke in through a skylight shrieking like banshees with ‘YOLO’ tattooed on their foreheads.”
The night was full of laughs for the star, but it all led up to her emotional acceptance speech as MTV’s first Trailblazer. After a comedic intro from her Hollywood friends and co-stars like Steve Carell, Anna Faris and Mila Kunis, Stone took the stage with tears in her eyes to accept the award.
“Thank you. I’m a crier,” she said. “So, I looked up the actual definition of trailblazer, and it means someone who blazes a trail to be followed by others. And that’s an honor to hear you’re being associated with a concept like that. But the only thing I can hope that an award like this inspires is originality, because the trailblazers I’ve looked up to and have been inspired by are people like Gilda Radner and Bill Murray and John Candy and Charlie Chaplin and the Beatles and J.D. Salinger. Lorne Michaels, who reminds me the importance of comedy, and Cameron Crowe, whose work consistently reminds me of why I want to be an actor.”
After thanking her own heroes, she offered some inspiration to others, saying it’s important to remain unique even when it feels like a burden. “Continue to harness your own originality,” she remarked. “It’s what makes you great.”
In closing, she said, “I am deeply touched and grateful for this.”
After exiting the stage following her moving speech, she received a big, long hug from Garfield, her support system who was by her side the whole night.
Jaw-dropping, heart-pounding, gut-busting moments galore. See what went down at the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards!