"... then why not just give one prize, eligible to every performer in a leading role?"
Asks Chris Pizzello.
Yes, why all this sex segregation? Are women and men separate categories or aren't they? If you want two categories, why not drama and comedy?
Or does the Screen Actors Guild just want us to start thinking of "actress" as an insult? The women are quite different — but let's have some less retrograde terminology? Yet neologisms seem mocking or ludicrous.
Actmen and actwomen... dramamen... oh, it makes me sick....