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Billions' Asia Kate Dillon Will Compete in Supporting Actor Category at Emmys

Billions' Asia Kate Dillon Will Compete in Supporting Actor Category at Emmys

Asia Kate Dillon, the new gender non-binary actor starring on the third season of Billions, has come to a decision about eligibility for the upcoming 2017 Emmy Awards.

After questioning the gender-specific acting categories in a latter to the Television Academy, Dillon has decided to be considered in the Best Supporting Actor category.

“What I learned through my research is that the word ‘actor,’ specifically in reference to those who performed in plays, came about in the late 1500s as a non-gendered word,” Asia said (via Variety). “It applied to all people, regardless of anatomical sex or gender identity.”

The Television Academy allows anyone to submit under either the Actor or Actress categories for any reason.

“The Academy supports anyone’s choice to do that, and the Academy is not going to do any sort of check,” Asia said. “I found them to be 100% supportive. I really couldn’t have been happier.”

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