Bhumi Pednekar is the first leading actress in India to envision award ceremonies to have categories based on performances, not gender. So no best actor or actress in separate nominations, just best lead performance categories. Bhumi says, “An artiste should be known for the kind of work that one does and not seen from the lens of gender.” 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 announced that their best-actor and best-actress prizes are being