Emma Watson honoured at Time 100 Gala

Recognised for her activism - and rightly so

Emma Watson just cannot stop winning awards.

ELLE's December cover star hit the red carpet in a chic Dior ensemble last night as she celebrated being named in this year's Time 100 list - a breakdown of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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She's named alongside such esteemed names as US diplomat Samantha Power, Indian CEO Chanda Kochhar, transgender actress Laverne Cox and 'icon' categorist Diane von Furstenberg

As a UN ambassador spearheading the HeForShe campaign for gender equality, Watson has won worldwide acclaim as the voice of her generation.

But it wasn't a decision she took lightly, as she explains to ELLE editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy: 'I didn’t want to speak for the sake of it or just because I had the platform. I wanted to be 100% sure, and this UN role is just perfect for me.

'We need to stop preaching to the choir because feminism, women’s rights and gender equality aren’t about man-hating. When the UN explained the HeForShe campaign to me, I said: “This is it, let me run with it, because this is 100% my take on how we move forward.”’

Another well-deserved accolade.

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