Update: June 23, 2021 10:20 PM STI
Washington [US], June 23 (ANI): The Emmy Awards give nominees the opportunity to be more gender specific with their statues by replacing “actor” and “actress” statues with “performer” at the request of the winner or nominee.
According to Fox News, the Television Academy board of governors on Monday announced that it has approved rule changes that will allow candidates to apply for their certificate of nomination and possible Emmy statuette to use the term “performer” rather than “actor. “or” actress “‘.
The move responds to recent calls from gender non-conforming stars to make the rewards system less dependent on pronouns and gendered casting.
“No performer category titled ‘Actor’ or ‘Actress’ has ever had a gender requirement for submissions. Now nominees and / or winners of any performer category titled’ Actor ‘or’ Actress “may request that their certificate of nomination and Emmy statuette bear the term” performer “in place of actor or actress,” the Television Academy wrote on Tuesday, as Deadline reported.
The outlet announced that the option will take effect from the current 2021 Emmy Awards season, just before the Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be named on July 13.
Another outlet reported that the Academy made sure to indicate that the Emmys will not change the way categories of actors and actresses are selected or voted on. This change simply allows stars to have a preference over their nominations and wins.
‘Billions’ star Asia Kate Dillon, who identifies as non-binary, was one of the strongest voices for gender neutral change. Variety reported that the 36-year-old sent a letter to the Television Academy in 2017.
The 2021 Primetime Emmys are currently scheduled to take place on September 19. It is not yet clear who the nominees are and therefore it is not known whether or not Hollywood TV stars are planning to be the first to take the Academy on its genre. neutral option. (ANI)