Here We Go: Emmy Awards go gender neutral: Stars nominated in actor or actress categories can now request to be recognized as ‘performer’

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 16: A general view of the atmosphere during the 71st Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement at Saban Media Center on July 16, 2019 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

The Emmy Awards have announced stars nominated for a trophy in the Actor or Actress categories can now request to be recognized as ‘Performer’ at future ceremonies.

The new change, which begins with the 2021 Emmy Awards Season, will see the ‘Performer’ title reflected in both the nomination certificate and trophy.

The announcement follows other entertainment awards shows scraping separate prizes for men and women in favor of gender neutral awards.

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Source: Daily Mail