Asia Kate Dillon Urges SAG Awards to Remove Gender-Specific Categories

Billions” star Asia Kate Dillon wrote an impassioned essay on Wednesday that called for the SAG Awards to abolish its gender-specific categories.Dillon’s open letter, which was published by Variety, was addressed to SAG-afrta’s SAG Awards committee members JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Jason George, Elizabeth McLaughlin, and Woody Schultz in response to the organization informing them they had been selected to serve on the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Motion Picture Nominating Committee.Dillon, who came out as non-binary in 2016 and has actively supported an end to award shows’ segregated acting categories, argued that the SAG Awards’ current categories are exclusionary to non-binary individuals and said acting performances should not be judged based on an individual’s gender.“Separating people based on their assigned sex, and/or their gender identity, is not only irrelevant when it comes to how an acting performance should be judged, it is also a form of discrimination,

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