If you're being honest, in co-ed acting awards men are going to win a big chunk of the time since at the moment dramatic parts for men are still better. So this will either result in women barely winning, or deserving men losing out just to have a token choice to balance it out sometimes. Nobody wins like this.
They are still handing out two prizes, one for leading and one for supporting.
And when there's a year when they give them both to 2 men, you won't be bitching about it then I presume.
I'm not really bitching about it in either direction. I think this is going to be an interesting experiment, but like Countjohn says, it's likely to skew male because that's where most of the plum roles tend to go nowadays.
Will the jury members now be pressured into giving it mostly to female performers? Will they be condemned if they give both awards to male ones? Will there be internet bitching if the leading award goes to a male and the supporting one to a female? Do we live in stupid times considering that these questions popped in my mind at all?
I agree with the general idea that there is no reason whatsoever that acting awards should be separated by gender (other than so you can star fuck that little bit more by handing out more awards to actors) but yes, just creating trouble for yourself in the current climate
Will the jury members now be pressured into giving it mostly to female performers? Will they be condemned if they give both awards to male ones? Will there be internet bitching if the leading award goes to a male and the supporting one to a female?
this goes both ways though as you've just shown, because the anti-PC crowd is going to be bitching just as loudly about women beating out men with the same asinine questions of merit. I agree it's lose-lose because it's going to stir up negative attention in either direction.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Aug 24, 2020 20:25:22 GMT
Couldn't care less, I don't follow Berlin all that much. Wouldn't be bothered if more festivals adopt this structure so long as critics' groups and the precursors/Oscars don't. Eliminating that boundary just means two fewer people get awards. I don't like that at all.