AMSTERDAM, Aug 19 – The principle film awards within the Netherlands will from this yr solely single out the very best appearing efficiency in a number one and supporting position, as a substitute of handing out separate prizes to female and male actors.
The transfer is supposed to make the Golden Calf awards – named after the small golden statues offered to winners – extra inclusive, organizers mentioned on Thursday.
“We wish to unite all makers, no matter their background or gender,” mentioned Jenny Booms, director of the Dutch Academy for Movie. “The awards in the long run are about craftsmanship.”
Bettering gender equality in movie has been a subject of debate for years, as awards and main festivals have come below scrutiny over the low variety of ladies administrators within the operating for high awards.
In 2017, the MTV Film and TV Awards launched gender-neutral appearing awards, however necessary prizes such because the Academy and Emmy Awards nonetheless separate appearing performances by women and men.
The Dutch actors affiliation ACT mentioned it welcomed the transfer, which it mentioned might assist make the awards extra inclusive and would promote range.
The Golden Calves have been awarded yearly since 1981 for the very best Dutch movie and the very best Dutch director and actors of the previous yr.