The Canadian Screen Awards will be the latest awards show to move to the gender-neutral performance category.
The Academy of the Academy Canadian Film and Television Corporation has announced initiatives for leading and supporting performers in the Film and Television category, from 2023 National Entertainment Industry Honors begin. The number of performance categories will increase from five to eight.
This move also aligns the Film and TV category with the Canadian Screen Awards’ digital category, which is gender neutral in category.
“As a Canadian Academy, we recognize our responsibility to ensure that every performer has the opportunity to participate fully in our awards program and the industry as a whole, and this move brings us the Academy Interim CEO Luis Calabro said in a statement.
Canada’s National Film and Television Awards follow the grid The Emmys and MTV Movie and TV Awards, moving to non-gender acting categories to achieve more diversity on screen, the Emmys and Oscars have yet to follow suit.
Canadian TV is also adopting More diverse scripted series such as Sorted, CBC and 2019 HBO by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo Created by Max Comedy, non-binary millennials starring Baig spanning the various identities of Toronto friends and family.