Toronto Star

ACTRA Toronto renames awards


ACTRA Toronto is renaming some of its awards to be more inclusive of gender nonconform­ing performers.

The largest chapter of Canada’s performers’ union says its upcoming awards will formally recognize gender nonconform­ing artists in both the male and female categories of its voice and screen performanc­e honours.

In previous years, the jury handed out trophies for outstandin­g performanc­e by a male and outstandin­g performanc­e by a female.

But for the 2022 awards, the four categories for onscreen and voice acting have been renamed “outstandin­g performanc­e — gender nonconform­ing or female,” and “outstandin­g performanc­e — gender nonconform­ing or male.”

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