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Poll: Face-Off: Gender Neutral Awards

At the 70th Berlin Film Festival, Paula Beer and Elio Germano won the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor. They will be the last persons to win each award.

Starting in 2021, the Berlinale is dropping both awards, which will be replaced by gender neutral Leading Performance and Supporting Performance Awards.

Both men and women will be eligible to win the awards in a movement described by the co-heads of the festival, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, as "a signal for a more gender-sensitive awareness in the film industry."

How do you feel about this change?

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Poll by Pencho15

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Paula Beer

    I prefer separate awards and don't like the change.
  2. Vote!

    Mei Yong and Jingchun Wang at an event for So Long, My Son (2019)

    It's a move in the right direction to achieve equality.
  3. Vote!

    Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, and Ray Winstone in King of Thieves (2018)

    I hate considering gender but because women receive only 30% as many speaking parts as men, female actors are automatically at a disadvantage when awards don't consider sex or gender. When the film industry treats male, female, and gender fluid actors equally, I will definitely support genderless awards.

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