Posted 10 марта 11:33
Published 10 марта 11:33
Modified 10 марта 13:59
Updated 10 марта 13:59
The current Oscar ceremony may be the last at which the awards for best actor and best actress will be presented, with reference to insiders at the American Film Academy, the Daily Mail reports. According to information from the sidelines, the Academy consults with experts on how to get rid of outdated "gender" nominations and at the same time not lose viewers.
On the one hand, acting nominations always arouse the most lively interest among the public and the media, and it would be risky to refuse them, given the constantly decreasing interest in the ceremony. On the other hand, the members of the Film Academy would like to take the right side in the current discussion about inclusivity, especially against the background of the fact that Oscar continues to be accused of being too white.
According to rumors, the Film Academy has not yet conducted a survey on this topic among its ordinary members. And they are mostly elderly white men, so they may not appreciate the proposed innovations. At the same time, the group of non-binary actors, though small, is constantly growing, and there are stars like Emma Corrin and Elliot Page.
Some awards have already become gender neutral. For example, the American Independent Spirit Awards are awarded not to an actor and an actress, but to the "Performer of the main role". By the way, she got a woman, Michelle Yeoh. But at the gender-neutral Brit music awards this year, there was an embarrassment when it turned out that there were only men among the nominees for the best artist.
It is expected that by next year, gender-neutral nominations for actors will appear at the Tony Award ceremony, the theatrical version of the Oscar. The relevance of this became especially clear after two non-binary actors, Justin David Sullivan and Asia Kate Dillon, refused nominations because they could not choose which category they could be assigned to.