Gotham Awards Eliminate Gendered Acting Categories, Add Supporting and TV Acting Races

The 30th annual Gotham Awards will eliminate the gendered acting categories beginning with its 2021 ceremony.

The individual male and female lead categories will be condensed into one: outstanding lead performance.

Meanwhile, the Gothams will also for the first time add an outstanding supporting performance category, which will also be gender neutral.

Up to 10 nominees are eligible in each category.The Gothams’ longtime influential “breakthrough actor” award will be renamed “breakthrough performer,” even though this category has always been gender-neutral.

It has gone to the likes of Elliot Page, Mya Taylor, Michael B.

Jordan, and Amy Adams.

Last year, it went to Kingsley Ben-Adir for “One Night in Miami.”Additional category updates for 2021 include the creation of a Breakthrough Nonfiction Series award (previously included with fiction series) and the eligibility of international documentaries in the Best Documentary Feature category.

The Gotham Awards will also be adding the first acting category within

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