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
Results of 162 votes:
1.I prefer separate awards and don't like the change.
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 in…