Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale won the MTV Movie Award for “Best Kiss” for their smooch in the gay coming-out-coming-of-age film Love, Simon at last night’s awards show.
Said Lonsdale, who came out as bisexual while working on the movie in 2017: “I just want to say to every kid — if you can live your dreams and wear dresses; you can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender they are. You can live your dreams and you can believe in magic, you can live your dreams, and you can be yourself.”
It was the second year a gay kiss won the “Best Kiss” category. In 2017, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jermone won for Moonlight.
Robinson was not available as he is working on another film.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 19, 2018
Backstage, Lonsdale reacted to winning the award:
Watch the scene below (spoilers):