Emma Corrin calls for Oscars to introduce gender-neutral awards

by 24britishtvNov. 25, 2022, 1:20 p.m. 16
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Emma Corrin has called for the Oscars to introduce gender neutral awards at future ceremonies.

The star of The Crown, who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them, said that categories at current awards shows are not "inclusive enough at the moment".

Corrin has won a Golden Globe award for playing Princess Diana in series four of the hit Netflix drama, and is starring in two high-profile films this year, My Policeman and Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Speaking to the BBC about the possibility of gender neutral categories at major awards shows, she said: "I hope for a future in which that happens.

"I don't think the categories are inclusive enough at the moment. It's about everyone being able to feel acknowledged and represented."

'More of an urgency' needed

Corrin added that more representation was needed within roles in the entertainment industry to encourage "more of an urgency" around addressing the subject.

"When it comes to categories, do we need to make it specific as to whether you're being nominated for a female role or a male role?

"You can discuss awards and the representation there, but really the conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself, in the content that we are seeing for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people, because then I think that will change a lot.

"When those parts come up, meaning more people and more actors are playing those roles, then I think there will be more of an urgency with which these questions will be addressed."

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