MTV dumps gender-specific categories for Movie & TV Awards
In this April 12, 2015 file photo, Mark Ruffalo, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Evans present Robert Downey Jr. with the generation award at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles. MTV announced April 6, 2017, that it has scrapped gender specific categories for its upcoming Movie & TV Awards. (Invision/AP/Matt Sayles)
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Entertainment brand MTV has announced plans to scrap male and female categories at this year’s film and television awards, in favour of gender-neutral language.
The change means prizes will no longer be awarded for Best Actor and Best Actress, but instead credited from a communal category.
MTV drops gender-specific categories for awards
The change follows MTV’s announcement last month that it would honor television shows and movies together
The music-centric network will no longer have different acting categories for each gender. Instead, actors and actresses will compete against each other, such as for best actor in a movie and best actor in a show.
For instance, the nominees for this year’s best actor in a movie include Taraji P. Henson, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Kaluuya, James McAvoy, Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Watson.
The change follows MTV’s announcement last month that it would honor television shows and movies together in certain award categories such as for best villain and best tearjerker.