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Emmys allowing winners to choose neutral gender terms for statues

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FILE – The Emmy trophies wait for their winners on the trophy table backstage at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in this Sept. 16, 2007 file photo taken at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ board of governors approved an eight-year, $66 million agreement Wednesday night May 4, 2011 with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, according to a statement from the academy and the networks.(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Having options is always a divine way to be seen and heard.

The Emmys are setting the tone for being inclusive by giving nominees and winners the choice to be called performers, actors or actresses at this years ceremony.

On Tuesday, The Television Academy announced that the winners and nominees could request gender-inclusive terms be removed from their Emmys statuettes or nomination certificate.

The new gender-specific option will begin starting this year.

Nominees for this year’s awards will be announced on July 13.

Not a bad way to stand out from the rest of the crowd, honoring and empowering artists is a great way to experience more beautiful moments and memories.