Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar is the first leading actress in India to envision award ceremonies to be gender-neutral in the near future. Recently, the Berlin Film Festival has awarded its first-ever gender-neutral acting prize to Maren Eggert. The new award means both male and female actors now compete in the same category. The Gotham Awards also announced that their best-actor and best-actress prizes are being combined into a single lead-performance category, starting with this year’s November ceremony. 
 
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