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Daytime Emmys Make History With Actor Gender Identity Recognition

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Daytime Emmy Awards makes history with actor gender identity recognition

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Blade) — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced its out call for entries for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on Thursday, October 31.

In a significant change from previous years, NATAS highlighted a new policy telling members and others eligible to vote that performers in gendered acting categories are encouraged to enter the one that best fits their gender identity

For the Primetime Emmys, administered by NATAS’s sister Academy, non-binary performer Asia Kate Dillon entered Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in keeping with “actor” being a historically non-gendered word.

The Daytime Emmys will honor the category all eligible performers select to best represent themselves.

“The changes we have instituted for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards reflect the increasing diversity of the programs and individuals honored, as […]

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