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LGBTQ Critics Group Announces Dorian Award Nominations

Wednesday Jan 10, 2018
"BPM (Beats per Minute)"
"BPM (Beats per Minute)"  

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA.org) comprised of nearly 200 critics and journalists in the U.S., Canada and U.K., today released its ninth annual Dorian Award nominations for the year's finest in film and TV.

"Call Me By Your Name" reigns with nine nominations, starting with Film of the Year. Earning both best actor and rising star nods: Timothée Chalamet, who plays the film's teen protagonist besotted by 20-something Armie Hammer, who received a nomination for best supporting actor.

"The Shape of Water," director Guillermo del Toro's fantastical love story coupling a woman and a creature plucked from the Amazon River landed seven nominations. Meanwhile, the horrors-of-racism drama "Get Out" earned six nominations, four for writer/director Jordan Peele alone (in addition to helming and screenplay nods, he's up for "Wilde Wit" and "Wilde Artist" kudos).

Also ranking high with GALECA members: Margot Robbie, a nominee for Film Performance of the Year - Actress for her gritty turn, twist and twirl as ice-blooded figure-skater Tonya Harding in "I, Tonya." Joining Robbie in the ring is Chilean actress Daniela Vega for her work as a transgender waitress dealing with loss and indignities in "A Fantastic Woman."

As for epics, Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" did not get a best film nomination, but Nolan made GALECA's Director of the Year shortlist - and the WWII epic is also up for Visually Striking Film of the Year alongside the likes of "Blade Runner 2049." Meanwhile, "BPM (Beats Per Minute)," French director Robin Campillo's dramatic account of friends facing the AIDS epidemic in 1990s France, scored an impressive five nominations, from Foreign Language Film of the Year to Unsung Film.

In TV categories, awards-season darlings "Big Little Lies," "Feud" and "The Crown" - as well as women surnamed Kidman, Witherspoon, Foy and Lange - obviously delighted GALECA members as well. The male actor race includes a couple of nice surprises: Kyle MacLachlan for "Twin Peaks: The Return" and Jonathan Groff for Netflix's droll crime thriller "Mindhunter." Other shows getting some love include Hulu's departing "Difficult People," Netflix's series version of "Dear White People" and Starz's electric and provocative fantasy "American Gods."

And, for TV Musical Performance of the Year, Lady Gaga, Pink, "RuPaul's Drag Race" favorite Sasha Velour and comic John Mulaney all vie against Kate McKinnon's Broadway-worthy sendup of Kellyanne Conway on "Saturday Night Live."

The final Dorian verdicts, including GALECA's latest pick for Timeless Star (a career achievement honor), will be announced Wednesday, January 31. Then, on Saturday afternoon, February 24, the group will gather to celebrate some of the winners at its annual, intimate Winners Toast in Los Angeles. Enjoy our posts via @DorianAwards on Facebook • Twitter • Instagram.


GALECA 2017/18 DORIAN AWARDS NOMINEES:

GALECA 2017/18 DORIAN AWARDS NOMINEES:

FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) - The Orchard
Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
Get Out - Universal
Lady Bird - A24
The Shape of Water - Fox Searchlight

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (FILM OR TELEVISION)
Sean Baker, The Florida Project - A24
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water - Fox Searchlight
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird - A24
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk - Warner Bros.
Jordan Peele, Get Out - Universal

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water - Fox Searchlight
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Fox Searchlight
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya - Neon
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird - A24
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman - Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTOR
Nahuel Perez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute) - The Orchard
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
James Franco, The Disaster Artist - A24
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out - Universal
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour - Focus Features

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound - Netflix
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip - Universal
Allison Janney, I, Tonya - Neon
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird - A24
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother! - Paramount

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTOR
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project - A24
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water - Fox Searchlight
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Fox Searchlight
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) - The Orchard
Battle of the Sexes - Fox Searchlight
Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
A Fantastic Woman - Sony Pictures Classics
God's Own Country - Samuel Goldwyn Films

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) - The Orchard
A Fantastic Woman - Sony Pictures Classics
First They Killed My Father - Netflix
The Square - Magnolia Pictures
Thelma - The Orchard

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR (ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED)
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
Jordan Peele, Get Out - Universal
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird - A24
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water - Fox Searchlight
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Fox Searchlight

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
(Theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - Zeitgeist/Kino Lorber
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - Netflix
Faces Places - Cohen Media Group
Jane ­- National Geographic/Abramorama
Kedi - Oscilloscope

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
(Honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Blade Runner 2049 - Warner Bros.
Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
Dunkirk - Warner Bros.
The Shape of Water - Fox Searchlight
Wonderstruck - Amazon

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) - The Orchard
Beach Rats - Neon
God's Own Country - Samuel Goldwyn Films
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women - Stage 6 Films
Wonderstruck - Amazon

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR
Baywatch - Paramount
The Disaster Artist - A24
The Greatest Showman - 20th Century Fox
I, Tonya - Neon
mother! - Paramount

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Big Little Lies - HBO
The Crown - Netflix
Feud: Bette and Joan - FX
The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Twin Peaks: The Return - Showtime

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
Better Things - FX
GLOW - Netflix
The Good Place - NBC
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Amazon
Will & Grace - NBC

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTRESS
Clare Foy, The Crown - Netflix
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies - HBO
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan - FX
Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies - HBO

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTOR
Aziz Ansari, Master of None - Netflix
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us - NBC
Jonathan Groff, Mindhunter - Netflix
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return - Showtime
Alexander Skaarsgård, Big Little Lies - HBO

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - HBO
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Rachel Maddow Show - MSNBC

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga, "God Bless America," "Born This Way," etc., Super Bowl LI - Fox
Kate McKinnon, "(Kellyanne) Conway!" Saturday Night Live - NBC
Brendan McCreary, John Mulaney, "I'm Gay," Big Mouth - Netflix
Pink, "Beautiful Trauma," American Music Awards - ABC
Sasha Velour, "So Emotional," RuPaul's Drag Race - VH1

LGBTQ SHOW OF THE YEAR
Difficult People - Hulu
RuPaul's Drag Race - VH1
Sense8 - Netflix
Transparent - Amazon
Will & Grace - NBC

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Gods - Starz
Dear White People - Netflix
Difficult People - Hulu
At Home with Amy Sedaris - TruTV
The Leftovers - HBO

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Dynasty
Feud: Betty and Joan
Riverdale
RuPaul's Drag Race
Will & Grace

'WE'RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!' RISING STAR AWARD
Timothée Chalamet
Harris Dickinson
Tiffany Haddish
Daniel Kaluuya
Daniela Vega

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR AWARD
(Honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Samantha Bee
Stephen Colbert
Kate McKinnon
John Oliver
Jordan Peele

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(Honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Guillermo del Toro
Greta Gerwig
Patty Jenkins
David Lynch
Jordan Peele


Award Watch 2018

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