Having the honor of being the very first to receive the newly created tribute, Emma Stone was presented with the Trailblazer Award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles last night (June 3).
The captivating young actress was first presented with a comedic clip of her fellow Hollywood stars commenting on her special MTV accolade - which was added to the lineup as a way to honor a bright Hollywood newbie.
Moving on to her acceptance speech, Emma was overwhelmed with emotion as she shed a few joyous tears while saying, "Thank you, I'm a crier."
Miss Stone continued to tell, "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 inspires is originalitybecause the trailblazers I've looked up to and 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 m e the importance of comedy, and Cameron Crowe, whose work consistently reminds me of why I want to be an actor."
Then offering encouraging and inspirational words to everyone listening, the "Amazing Spider-Man" star, finished up by proclaiming, "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 [laughs]. 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. So I kind of sound like I live in a van down by the river right now. But I am deeply touched and grateful for this."