Millie Bobby Brown Bawls, Adorably, Through Her MTV Awards Acceptance Speech

Dare you not to cry while watching.

Millie Bobby Brown
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Millie Bobby Brown took home the MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Actor in a Show tonight, beating out other contenders like Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones and Jeffrey Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead.

The poised 13-year-old gave shoutouts to her family and fellow costars on Stranger Things in her acceptance speech, but she started to break down in tears halfway through. (It's impossible anyone watching could continue watching without tearing up too.)

The actress also thanked Shawn Levy for "being one of the best" directors she's ever worked with, and the Duffer Brothers, who created Stranger Things, for making Eleven a "badass, female iconic character."

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Read her entire speech below:

"Whoa. Oh, my goodness. This is extremely heavy.

"This is special to me. All right, first I want to thank everyone who voted and especially MTV. I would like to thank Netflix, Ian Patterson, Stan Cullen, thank the crew for being my second family. Guys, I love you.

"And I want to thank — I want to thank my family. I love you guys. And my mum and dad for being so supportive.

"I want to thank, Jenny, and you are like my best friend. You are not even like my publicists. I also want to thank, I also want to thank my manager, Melanie Greene, couldn't be here tonight. Mel, I am thinking of you, I love you so much. Steve and all of WME.

"I also, my goodness. Going blank, oh, okay. Shawn Levy for being one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Everything you taught me will carry on for the rest of my career.

"And lastly, I want to thank the Duffer Brothers. They created a badass, female iconic character that have got the honor to play. Thank you guys so much! I love you!"

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