The Crown star Emma Corrin calls for gender-neutral awards
Former “Crown” star Emma Corrin on Friday called for more awards shows to start with gender-neutral categories.
According to the ‘My Policeman’ star – who revealed himself to be non-binary in July 2021 – it’s about time award shows started merging the Best Actor and Best Actress categories, the BBC reports.
“I don’t think the categories are broad enough right now,” Corrin said. “It’s about everyone feeling recognized and represented.”
The 26-year-old is best known for her portrayal of Princess Diana in the fourth season of the Netflix hit The Crown.
Corrin called for more LGBTQ+ representation but said film and TV were partly to blame.
“The conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself, in the content that we see for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people, because then I think a lot will change,” Corrin said.
“When those parts come out, which means more people and more actors playing those roles, then I think there’s going to be a greater urgency in addressing those issues.”
Corrin added that there is “hope for a future” where neutral categories are the norm.
“It’s difficult for me right now to justify in my mind being non-binary and being nominated in female categories,” Corrin said. “Do we have to specify in the categories whether you are nominated for a female or a male role?”
Some awards shows — including the BAFTAs — have talked about taking steps toward the de-gender category.
According to a spokesperson for the UK awards, they were “involved in proactive and thoughtful advice on the issue”. It’s also believed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – the group behind the Oscars – is also considering changing the categories.
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