Bill Duncan wrote:But an important distinction is that there is no award for Best Sound Editing by a Person with Ovaries. Technical awards are genderless.
I'm only guessing, but I suspect that has to do with who's seen on the big screen. While you see the actors (both male and female), you don't see the technical people. Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress were given at the inaugural event in 1929 while an award for Best Sound Engineering wasn't presented until 1963.