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Lena Waithe Accepts the Trailblazer Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018

Lena Waithe appears on stage to accept the special Trailblazer Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which was taped on Saturday (June 16) at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 34-year-old Master of None and Ready Player One star was presented the award by her friend Common.

Lena dedicated the award to the subjects of the movie Paris is Burning.

“Tonight, I want to share this award with them. I want to do what we as a society should have done a long time ago, and that’s give them the glory and the shine they deserve,” Lena said.

Paris is Burning focused on the LGBTQ community’s ball culture in 1980s Harlem, which is also being explored in the new series Pose.

FYI: Lena is wearing Hudson jeans.

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Lena Waithe & Zazie Beetz Step Out for MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018!

Lena Waithe hits the red carpet with fiancee Alana Mayo at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Saturday (June 16) at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 34-year-old actress/producer is being honored at the awards show with the Trailblazer Award for introducing new and unique voices within the entertainment industry.

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Also stepping out for the awards show was Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz.

Make sure to tune in for the MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Tiffany Haddish, on Monday night (June 18) at 9/8c on MTV.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show…More Here! »

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Adam Rippon & Gus Kenworthy Co-Host TrevorLIVE New York Gala 2018!

Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy make a perfect team!

The two Olympians co-hosted the 2018 TrevorLIVE New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday night (June 11) in New York City.

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Rita Ora, Lena Waithe and Greg Berlanti were among the stars in attendance at the event.

Lena and Greg were honored at this year’s ceremony, and Rita also performed during the show.

Attendees include Melissa Benoist, Raymond Braun, Carmen Carrera, Tyler Glenn, April Hunt, Jenn Hyman, Natasha Lyonne, Corey Johnson, Chella Man, Mary V, Lauren Morelli, Barrett Pall, Phillip Picardi, Robbie Rogers, MJ Rodriguez, D’Andra Simmons, Justin Simien, Christian Siriano, Shepard Smith, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Michael Tammero, Samira Wiley and Jason Wu.

The event helped to raise more than $2 million and also included a performance by the cast of Viceland’s My House.

FYI: Natasha is wearing a Simone Rocha jacket. Adam is wearing Topman.

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Lena Waithe to Receive Trailblazer Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018!

Lena Waithe has been announced as the recipient of the Trailblazer Award, which will be presented to her at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards next month.

The 34-year-old Ready Player One and Master of None actress has been breaking ground in Hollywood for the past couple years and she’s the perfect person to receive the honor.

Lena recently became the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, which she received for her work on Master of None.

Lena is shaking up Hollywood and breaking cultural boundaries through her innovative and authentic storytelling,” said Amy Doyle, General Manager of MTV, VH1 and Logo. “Her unwavering passion for equality and inclusion make her the perfect recipient for this year’s Trailblazer Award.”

The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Monday, June 18!

These 25 Celebrities Attended Their First Met Gala in 2018!

The Met Gala is a time for many celebrities to stand out and show off their stylish best.

And on Monday night (May 7), plenty of stars made their big debut on the red carpet for the first time at the 2018 Met Gala!

From “Bodak Yellow” sensation Cardi B to singer-songwriter superstar Shawn Mendes to Master of None star Lena Waithe, plenty of stars made their debut during this year’s “Heavenly Bodies”-themed event.

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Want to see all the stars who attended their first Met Gala this year?

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