By Laura Harding, PA assistant entertainment editor
Mae Martin said, « Gender is a construct » after getting a best female performance in a Comedy Bafta nomination.
The TV Star is in the running for the semi-autobiographical Channel 4 series Feel Good, about a recovering stand-up comedian who enters into a relationship with a previously straight woman.
Martin, who created the series with Joe Hampson, will compete for female performance in a comedy program award with Breeders star Daisy Haggard, Daisy May Cooper of that country, Aimee Lou Wood of sex education, and Emma Mackey and Famalam star Gbemisola Ikumelo.
Thank you @BAFTA! That’s very exciting. Thanks to Joe Hampson and @Objective_Fic and @Charitchie and all the other angelic supporters who helped create the show. (Ps gender is a construct) https://t.co/rkl9jJbQo3
The Canadian non-binary star using them and their pronouns wrote on Twitter: “Thank you @Bafta! This is very exciting.
“Thanks to Joe Hampson and @Objective_Fic and @Charitchie and all the other angelic supporters who helped make the show. (P’s gender is a construct). «
The use of gender categories in awards shows has been a topic of debate in recent years.
Non-binary singer Sam Smith previously spoke about the Brit Awards after deciding not to do any for the upcoming 2021 edition to remove gender categories.
They wrote on Instagram: « The British have been an important part of my career. One of my earliest accomplishments was winning Critics Choice in 2014.
» I’m looking forward to a time when in which awards ceremonies can reflect the society we live in.
The Bafta TV Awards have nominated a wide variety of programs, with Sir Steve McQueen’s Small Ax leading the nominations.
Comedian Big Zuu is also nominated , who is nominated in the Features category for Big Zuu’s Big Eats.
He wrote on Twitter: « Man said we are nominated for a BAFTA.
MAN SAID WE ARE NOMINATED FOR A BAFTA. @BAFTA 😭😭â ?? ¤ï¸ ?? â ?? ¤ï¸ ?? https://t.co/vkGTbLOjVU
Richard Osman is also in the running in the day category for Richard Osman’s House of Games and said: “OMG! Absolutely thrilled. Thank you @Bafta. «
Ghostwriter and star Jim Howick was also delighted with Bafta’s recognition, including in the scripted comedy category.
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“Congratulations to all of my friends, including my lovely Moordale students, Aimee, Emma and Ncuti. Shining with pride for you x ”
Enthusiastic about the BAFTA nouns for Ghosts 2. Thank you for all of your kind messages this morning. Congratulations to all of my friends including my lovely Moordale students Aimee, Emma and Ncuti. Shining with pride for you x
His co-star and co-author Ben Willbond wrote, « Nothing like an @ Bahta nomination to make training better this morning.
» I was trying to get a runner in The other way but they just looked at me like I was crazy. Well done everyone! «
Nothing like an @BAFTA nomination to make the workout better this morning. Tried to high five a runner going the other way, but they just looked at me like it was I’m crazy. WELL DONE ALL TOGETHER!
However, it was a disappointing morning for David Baddiel, who wrote on Twitter, « I see a number of people here who respond to their @ Bahta TV nominations with Oh. Mine. God.
I see a number of people here reacting to their @ BAFTA TV nominations with Oh. My. God. Congratulations to them. As someone whose BBC2 documentary Confronting Holocaust Denial has not yet been nominated, I’ll just go with Oh.
« As someone whose BBC2 documentary » Confronting Holocaust Denial « wasn’t nominated, I just go with Oh. »
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