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Emma Corrin calls for gender neutral awards as current categories 'not inclusive enough'

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The Crown's Emma Corrin, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, insists that the Oscars and other award shows should be more inclusive by not dividing up honours into male and female categories.

However, songstress Adele has previously defended the traditional gender categories, telling the world she's proud to be a woman.26-year-old Emma, who has previously won a Golden Globe and netted an Emmy nomination for their portrayal of Princess Diana, spoke of longing for a future where all genders are catered to in one single neutral category."I hope for a future in which that happens," the Princess Diana star exclaimed, claiming they want everyone to feel "represented" and "acknowledged".At the time of winning the Golden Globe, Emma was still using she/her pronouns, but has since confirmed a non-binary identity.Meanwhile, Emma will be the star of two forthcoming films this year - My Policeman and Lady Chatterley's Lover."It's difficult for me at the moment trying to justify in my head being non-binary and being nominated in female categories," Emma stated, despite also insisting that being non-binary is "Not a rejection of femininity"."When it comes to categories, do we need to make it specific as to whether you're being nominated for a female role or a male role?"You can discuss awards and the representation there, but really the conversation needs to be about having more representation in the material itself, in the content that we are seeing for non-binary people, for queer people, for trans people," Emma, who has been pictured wearing a chest-binder, added to BBC News."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.

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