Emmys allow winners to remove gender-specific terms from statues.

by Helvine Achieng
June 23, 2021

The Emmy Awards will allow "Actress" and "Actor" winners to be called "Performers," announced by the Television Academy. According to the official Emmys website, the new gender-inclusive option will be incorporated into this year's event.


"No performer category titled 'Actor' or 'Actress' has ever had a gender requirement for submissions. Now, nominees and (or) winners in any performer category titled 'Actor' or 'Actress' may request that their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette carry the term "Performer" in place of Actor or Actress."

On the Emmy awards, the rules for eligibility of documentary films have changed, and the selection will keep out films that had also been eligible for Oscar consideration.

The 2021 Emmy Awards will announce nominees on July 13.