Television Academy Opens Door for ‘Performer’ Emmy, and Solves the Documentary Double-Dipping Conundrum For Good

Television Academy Opens Door for ‘Performer’ Emmy, and Solves the Documentary Double-Dipping Conundrum For Good
The Television Academy is making a small, but meaningful change in how it recognizes gender-nonbinary performers in the Emmy competition. Effective immediately, nominees and/or winners in any performer category can request that their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette carry the term “performer” in place of “actor” or actress.”

The org isn’t abolishing its actor, actress, supporting actor or supporting actress categories, but it is acknowledging that “no performer category titled ‘actor’ or ‘actress’ has ever had a gender requirement for submissions.”

The move comes several years after “Billions” star Asia Kate Dillon, the first gender-nonbinary performer to play
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