Elliot Page would like Oscars to introduce gender-neutral acting categories: 'Seems like a good idea'
Elliot Page says he'd like to see the Academy implement gender-neutral acting categories at future Oscars ceremonies. In an interview with EW about his new movie, Close to You, which premiered last week at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, Page responds to a question about the growing number of awards bodies that have eliminated male- and female-centric divisions for nominated actors, telling us that he'd like to remove that gender-based classification. "Yeah, it seems like a good idea," the 36-year-old Oscar nominee tells EW. "And, again, this sort of unusual aspect of that being the only category, right, where that sort of happens? So, hopefully, we start moving beyond that degree of binary thinking." Representatives for the Academy did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment. EW has learned, however, that the Academy is engaging in discussions around representation and inclusivity, and that discussions with key members involved in the awards process are ongoing to help inform future decisions. Other awards entities have shifted to eliminating acting categories based on gender, including the Gotham Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards. The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Academy, however, have not yet done away with Actor and Actress category differentiations.
Via: Entertainment Weekly