Emma Watson Dedicates Her Britannia Award to Her Dead Hamster

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Forget thanking family members and significant others. Emma Watson had someone totally different in mind when she accepted her Britannia Award Thursday night.

When the Harry Potter alum hit the stage to pick up the British Artist of the Year trophy in Los Angeles, she decided to dedicate her accolade to her dead pet hamster Millie.

"I'm especially honored to be receiving this award from the Bafta LA because the British film industry hasn't just been a workplace for me, it's been the place I've grown up, it's been a surrogate family, really," she said, according to Entertainment Tonight. "And a sweet but slightly morbid example of this, is when on the first Harry Potter film, my on-set hamster, Millie, had a heart attack and didn't quite make it, So the set decorators built a small, mahogany-sized hamster coffin. And it had a velvet lining and a silver plaque on the front which had Millie's name engraved on it."



"Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, you're all very special to me, and your vote of confidence means a lot," she continued. "And I take it as such a great honor that you're giving me this award tonight. I mean business. Thank you very, very much, and rest in peace, Millie. This one's for you."

Emma's story may seem a little weird (as she acknowledged), but she told the story in such a charming way that it warmed our hearts. And we weren't the only ones. Rather than blank faces around the room when she finished her speech, Emma received applause and smiles.

File this under one more reason why we think Emma is awesome.

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