Emma Corrin revives the debate over gender-neutral award categories – KESQ

By Dan Heching, CNN

Awards season has only just begun, and one of the stars of broadcast’s most decorated shows is weighing in on the debate over whether legacy awards shows like the Oscars, Emmys and BAFTAs should merge their gender acting categories. to avoid a binary system.

Emma Corrin, who starred in season 4 of the “The crown,” saying bbc news In an interview published over the weekend, “I look forward to a future where that happens.”

Corrin, who identifies with the pronouns theyShe was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2021 for playing Princess Diana in “The Crown.” She was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

“I don’t think the categories are inclusive enough right now,” Corrin, who won a Golden Globe last year for the same role in the drama category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series, told the BBC. TV.

“It’s about everyone being able to feel recognized and represented.”

According to the outlet, Corrin’s awards and nominations last year came at a time when she/their pronouns were still being used.

Now, “it’s hard for me right now to try to justify in my head being non-binary and being nominated in female categories,” they said. “When it comes to categories, do we need to specify if you’re nominated for a female or male role?”

A BAFTA spokesperson told the BBC the organization is considering a move to gender-neutral categories, saying it is “engaged in thoughtful and proactive consultation on this issue.”

This isn’t the first time an actor in an acclaimed show or movie has called for more consideration to be shown towards gender non-binary people at legacy awards.

In 2017, the Showtime network asked Asia Kate Dillon of the show “Billions” what category preference she preferred for an Emmy submission, sparking a conversation on the subject.

dillon explained in a letter to the Television Academy in March of that year that they are “someone who experiences their gender identity as outside the boxes of ‘male’ and ‘female'”.

“For some reason, I was full of confidence, hope and enthusiasm,” Dillon told CNN at the time of sending the letter. “If they come back and say, ‘You have to pick a genre. And we want to see your birth certificate’, that would have been the direction the conversation would have gone. He was ready to really engage in the conversation.”

The Television Academy did not go in that direction, responding to Dillon that “any artist can enter in any category for any reason,” according to the actor.

Around the same time as Dillon’s trade with the Academy, MTV Announced they were eliminating genre categories for their MTV Movie and TV Awards.

the grammys too got rid of gender-based categories in 2011, as part of a full-scale overhaul of the legacy music awards event.

Other awards that more recently updated their categories to exclude a gender binary include the Spirit Awards and the Canadian Screen Awards, both of which made the change this year.

The CNN Wire
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