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Emma Corrin Shares Sentiment on Gender-Specific Awards

Emma Corrin

It’s the 21st century and Emma Corrin wants it to match the award categories.

For your information, Corrin identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

As such, the actor said in a BBC interview that they “hope for a future” where award shows are seen as normal gender-neutral categories.

“I don’t think the categories are inclusive enough at the moment,” they stated. “It’s about everyone being able to feel acknowledged and represented.” 

Corrin earned nominations for their films My Policeman and Lady Chatterley’s Lover this year. But they eventually won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series for their portrayal of Princess Diana in 2021’s The Crown.

During that time, however, Corrin agreed to use she/her pronouns.

But as times modernize, many film and television awards are slowly moving away from gender-specific categories.

Since 2017, the MTV Movie & TV Awards have leaned toward gender-neutral categories. Additionally, the Film Independent Spirit Awards announced in August that he would set his gender-neutral category in the 2023 nominations.

Moreover, the change will involve a move from the previously identified male and female categories to Best Supporting Performance, Best Leading Performance, and Best Breakthrough Performance.

As a result, more and more awards ceremonies are drawn to gender-neutral shows. These include the British Independent Film Awards, Gotham Film & Media Institute and Berlin Film Festival.

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Corrin on Gender Awards

Furthermore, Corrin believes part of the limited representation of LGBTQIA+ in the film and television industry is due to titles in previously unaddressed categories.

“The conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself, in the content that we are seeing for nonbinary people, for queer people, for trans people. Because then I think that will change a lot,” they stated. 

“When those parts come up, meaning more people and more actors are playing those roles. Then I think there will be more of an urgency with which these questions will be addressed.” 

Corrin came out of the closet as nonbinary in July 2021. They posted a picture of themselves sporting a chest binder. Their decision is partially because “it was a journey that was at the very center of who I am, who I was when I started talking about it.” 

Additionally, they reiterated that they would “never sacrifice integrity or honesty” by placing a façade on their gender identity in an attempt to bag future projects. 

“My being nonbinary is not a rejection of femininity or my femininity in any way,” they stated. “It’s sort of an embrace of that.” 

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Meanwhile, the star played several roles in film, television, and theater, earning them awards and nominations. 


  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022) as Lady Chatterley 
  • My Policeman (2022) as Marion Taylor
  • The Pet Psychic (2021) as Emma
  • Misbehavior (2020) as Jillian Jessup
  • Alex’s Dream (2018) AS Beth 
  • Cesare (2017) as Mica


  • Retreat (2022) as Darby Hart
  • The Crown (2020) as Diana, Princess of Wales
  • Pennyworth (2019) as Esme Winikus
  • Grantchester (2019) as Esther Carter


  • Orlando (2022) as Orlando
  • Anna X (2021) as Anna


  • 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
  • Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series


  • 2022 Diva Awards for Actor of the Year
  • Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Actress
  • 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
  • Satellite Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Performance in a Show

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