Do you think awards should combine male and female categories?

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1st December 2022

ONE of the stars of hit Netflix show The Crown has called for a gender-neutral category to replace separate ones for men and women at film and TV awards.

Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana in the show, is non-binary. This is a term for people who do not consider themselves to be entirely male or entirely female, and refer to themselves as ‘they’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’.

Corrin told BBC News: “It’s difficult for me at the moment trying to justify in my head being non-binary and being nominated in female categories.”

The comments come in a year that Corrin is appearing in some big films and could be nominated for awards in the Best Actress categories. They say they “hope for a future” where actor and actress categories become a single, gender-free award.

Big awards organisations like BAFTA and the Oscars say they have been discussing the topic, but there are concerns about equality. While a gender-free category would be more inclusive for non-binary actors, rolling two categories into one means not as many awards. And, there are people who believe women could end up getting fewer awards overall as bigger male stars could get most of the prizes in a gender-neutral category.

Do you think awards should combine male and female categories?

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dogcat11 · 1 year ago

Yes because non-binary or transgender people might feel awkward if they are nominated for categories which they don’t feel comfortable being in.

potterwolf · 1 year ago

There should be an overall category, ladies category, and a men’s category. Then non-binary people can go in overall.

timbers · 1 year ago

I think that everyone should be able to get major awards, no matter what gender they are.
No one should be set back because of there gender.

kadey.mc · 1 year ago

Yes because they can have the choice to be whatever they want to be.

kadey.mc · 1 year ago

Yes 👍 because they all can have a price if they done something good.😉👌😀😃🥹

first@news · 1 year ago

They should have a male , female and gender neutral category

aces10 · 1 year ago

I think it would be a good idea to have gender-neutral awards, instead of male and female. This would make it more inclusive for everyone, no matter their gender identity. Although people might say females might get less awards, I think it is fair, as whoever deserves the award could get it, and it shouldn’t matter if they are male or female.

mistywater · 1 year ago

I understand what people mean, but personally I don’t think they should combine categories because men and women act differently.

minkmeow · 1 year ago

I think yes because now women tend to start playing villans and men and women don't play their roles too differently

omer44 · 1 year ago

I don’t think they should because then women could get left out of the picture, as there are many bigger male actors. I think there should be 3 categories with Male, Female and Gender-Neutral. That way, everybody is included.

mrrickroll · 1 year ago

No, there would be less awards available.

osaka · 1 year ago

I guess it depends on the award because if it was the Oscars then there might be 13 non binary runner ups but then there might be 130 female or male runner ups . I think it would be good to have a gender neutral category if there are lots of people or only a couple for each category.

flamingo27 · 1 year ago

I think that they should have a male, female and genter-neutral category so everyone can have one.

mfcleigh3 · 1 year ago

If they have a female and male category then should add a non-binary and transgender categories to.

allegrag · 1 year ago

I think yes, because there’s no point of not combining the genders ‘cause it’s a bit like raicisim

max1234 · 1 year ago

I think there should be a special non-binary section, so then transgender people can feel better when it comes to awards.

dscool · 1 year ago

If the BAFTA and Oscars want more awards then give them more awards in my opinion they should have: non-binary awards, transgender awards,male awards,female awards and the biggest one the... overall award. As there are more awards this means that the overall award is even bigger than other years because they have all these categories and awards Simple.

splashy10 · 1 year ago

Yes because otherwise transgender people might feel left out.

athenakid · 1 year ago

I see no reason for a men’s category and a women’s category. Acting is an art. It’s not like one gender is naturally better at acting, they learn to be as good as they are. And then if you start taking non-binary, transgender, agender etc people it just becomes obvious. Have an all-round prize!

shruti_b · 1 year ago

I think awards should combine male and female categories, because even though each gender might have advantages or more skills towards and for certain things, the whole world is competing against each other, really, and there is nothing we can do to stop that. Everyone wants to be their best, some even better than others, there will never be one single moment when we humans are not competing against or for someone or something.

trixx · 1 year ago

its a really difficult one because obviously non binary people deserve to be recognised for their achievements but if categories were combined that could lead to less female and also non binary representation within

mimi365 · 10 months ago

There should be a men category, a women category and a men and women category.

mimi365 · 10 months ago

And one for non-binary

unnapriya · 4 months ago

I think it's fair that everyone is treated the same way.