If you weren't already in love with Emma Stone, her acceptance speech for the first annual Trailblazer Award will seal the deal. Stone was her usual funny, charming self while delivering a touching speech that honored her comedy idols -- Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Charlie Chaplin, Lorne Michaels -- and other inspirational figures -- The Beatles, Cameron Crowe -- before encouraging kids to find what inspires them.
"Those people are my creative trailblazers but I am not following any of their paths," she says, imploring people to discover what makes them unique. She tells teens that sometimes, "what sets you apart can feel like a burden and it's not. A lot of the time it what makes you great."
If that weren't heartwarming enough, Stone gets teary as she wraps up, saying "I am deeply touched and grateful for this. Thank you." We can't say we weren't warned -- "I'm a crier," she said as she began her speech.
-- Jean Bentley, Zap2it