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Sure, and maybe that's the way to go. My point wasn't about the award categories themselves though, but about the way that language has been and continues to be used. If you say simply "actor", most people will (reasonably) think of a male actor, not because they are sexist or ignorant of the fact that there are women who act, but because the term "actor" has historically referred almost exclusively male actors. My point in referencing the award categories was intended to show that this usage (i.e., of the isolated term "actor" to refer specifically to male actors) is not strictly historical, but remains in widespread use.Or they could open the "best actor" category to all genders, & make it about raw acting talent, not gender identity. Of course, doing that would make more sense if casting were more equitable, decisionmakers were more representative of a diverse population, gendered roles were less stereotypical, & so forth.