Emma Corrin wants Oscars to have gender-neutral categories to more inclusive

by 24britishtvNov. 25, 2022, 2 p.m. 14
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The Crown star Emma Corrin says they hope the Oscars will add gender neutral categories to the awards at future ceremonies.

The actor, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, said they did not believe current categories were currently ‘inclusive enough’.

Corrin, 26, has won a Golden Globe for best actress for their performance as Princess Diana in series four of the Netflix royal drama, and is starring in two high-profile films this year: My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Speaking about the possibility of gender-neutral categories at major awards shows, the 26-year-old said: ‘I hope for a future in which that happens.’

They continued: ‘I don’t think the categories are inclusive enough at the moment. It’s about everyone being able to feel acknowledged and represented.’

When interviewed by the BBC Radio 4’s Today, they argued more representation was needed in the entertainment industry to encourage ‘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?’ they said.

‘You can discuss awards and representation, but really the conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself.’

‘The content that we are seeing for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people – I think that will change a lot.’

Corrin has identified as non-binary publicly since 2021, and has shared their journey publicly on social media.

‘I think that it was necessary for me to be open and honest about it because otherwise I would have felt I was being perceived wrongly.’

Their comments come as they prepare to take to the stage in an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando, which was published in 1928 and explores gender identity.

They added that they did not worry that being open about their gender identity would limit the kind of roles they got offered in the future.

“My being non-binary is not a rejection of femininity or my femininity in any way. It’s sort of an embrace of that.

“I still want to play women, my experience on this earth has been a female one – and now it’s sort of a very fluid one.”

The organisations behind the Baftas and Oscars have indicated they are engaged in discussions about the subject of gender neutral categories.

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