Emma Corrine, the English actress who played Diana Francis Spencer, Princess of Wales in Netflix’s 4th season of “The Crown,” called out gender-neutral categories in an interview with BBC News at the major entertainment awards. In particular, Corrin, who says he uses non-binary pronouns, said the nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress should be included in gender-neutral categories.
Corrine has won praise for her supporting role in Michael Grandage’s new period drama My Cop, but the actor says he’s uncomfortable with the prospect of campaigning in a gender category.
Corinne told the BBC: “At the moment it’s hard for me to try and explain in my head that I’m non-binary and being nominated in the women’s category. “When it comes to the categories, should we be specific about whether you’re being cast for a female or male role?”
“I’m hoping for a future where that happens,” Corinne continued, hoping for gender-neutral categories. “It’s about making everyone feel recognized and represented.”
Corrin earned an Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Role for “The Crown,” though the actor is still accepting her/his nickname.
“You can discuss awards and representation there, but really the conversation should be about getting more representation in the content, in the content that we’re seeing for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people, because then I think that’s going to change a lot,” Corrin said. , meaning more people and more actors are playing those roles, then I think there will be a greater urgency for these questions to be addressed.
Some music award shows have begun moving from gender-neutral to a gender-inclusive awards program, such as the Grammys, in 2012. The British Awards have combined the Best Male and Female Solo Artist categories into one category for the 2022 ceremony. In the film and television space, the Film Independent Spirit Awards made its categories genderless in August, and the Locarno Film Festival did the same in September.
Echoing Corinne’s sentiments is fellow actress Asia Kate Dillon, who became a gender-nonbinary actress playing a nonbinary character on a mainstream TV show, playing the role of Taylor Mason on Showtime’s “Billions.” Dillon in 2010 He wrote an open letter to the members of the SAG Awards Committee that was published DifferenceCondemning how actors are cast in categories that “reinforce the gender binary.”
“Segregating people based on their assigned gender and/or gender identity is not only irrelevant to how acting performance should be measured, but also a form of discrimination,” Dillon wrote. “Your current categories not only destroy non-binary identities by limiting performers to identify as either male or female/male or female (which not all SAG members do, like myself), but also serve to validate gender binaries in general. Other forms of discrimination, including racism, patriarchy, and gender violence It is actively supportive.
Organizers of the SAG Awards have rejected calls to eliminate all gender categories, saying the move “poses serious threats to gender equality and racial and ethnic diversity.”
A representative of the BAFTAs told the BBC that the committee members were engaged in “prior and careful consultation” on the change to gender-neutral categories.