Martin wrote on her Twitter post, “Thank you so much Bafta! This is very thrilling. Thanks to Joe Hampson and Objective-Fic and Charitchie and all the other angelic supportive people who helped make the show. (Ps gender’s a construct).”
Thank you SO MUCH @BAFTA ! This is very thrilling. Thanks to Joe Hampson and @Objective_Fic and @Charitchie and all the other angelic supportive people who helped make the show.
(Ps gender’s a construct) https://t.co/rkl9jJbQo3
— Mae Martin (@TheMaeMartin) April 28, 2021
She soon after posted the same on her Instagram account with the caption, “Wowowow. Thanks so much @BAFTA this is beyond thrilling. THANK YOU to Joe Hampson and Objective Fiction and Charlotte Ritchie and @allypankiw all the other supportive patient angelic people who helped make this show, this nom is very much theirs,”
She ended the caption with the same ps, “gender is a construct “, calling out on the gendered award nominations.
The practice of gendered categories in awards shows has been called out on a lot of times, making it a controversy in recent years. The practice is claimed to be uninclusive for Queer personalities who do not identify either as male or female. Non-binary singer Sam Smith was reportedly snubbed by the Brit Awards because of the gendered categories.
Smith said that the Brits have been an important part of their career and one of their earliest achievements was winning Critics Choice in 2014. They added that Music for them has always been about unification, and not division.
However, they stated, “I look forward to a time where award shows can be reflective of the society we live in. Let’s celebrate everybody regardless of gender, race, age, ability, sexuality and class.”
Apart from Martin, Breeders star Daisy Haggard, This Country’s Daisy May Cooper, Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood and Emma Mackey and Famalam star Gbemisola Ikumelo were also nominated in the same category.