“The Favourite” scores the top spot at the Dorian Awards

This week, GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which I am a proud member) announced their annual Dorian Awards for excellence in film and television. It is awards season after all, and this list of winners and nominees were solely curated by queer, trans and non-binary writers and critics who work in the entertainment media world.

The acclaimed 1700s lesbian love triangle film, The Favourite, took the top prize as did its star, Olivia Colman. A Golden Globe and a Dorian? Surely an Oscar is next. LGBTQ Film of the year went to the Melissa McCarthy helmed, Can You Ever Forgive Me? which is based on the life of lesbian writer and sometimes con artist, Lee Israel.

Just like the Globes, Sandra Oh picked up a Dorian for her excellent work in Killing Eve, the cat and mouse, will they or won’t they, thriller from BBC America.

The delightfully delicious A Simple Favor, starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, picked up the Campy Flick of the Year award. Frankly, Lively’s collection of tuxes in the film deserve their own award.

The Wilde Wit of the Year award, “which honors a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse” went to comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose stand-up Netflix special, Nanette, was a real game-changer.

Below is the full list of nominees and winners.

 

Film of the Year
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
THE FAVOURITE * (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
A Star is Born

 

Director of the Year
(Film or Television)
ALFONSO CUARÓN, ROMA * (NETFLIX)
Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

 

Film Performance of the Year — Actress
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Toni Collette, Hereditary
OLIVIA COLMAN, THE FAVOURITE * (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

 

Film Performance of the Year — Actor
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
ETHAN HAWKE, FIRST REFORMED * (A24)
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, Blackkklansman

 

Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actress
Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
REGINA KING, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK * (ANNAPURNA PICTURES)
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians

 

Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
RICHARD E. GRANT, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? * (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther

 

LGBTQ Film of the Year
Boy Erased
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? * (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
Disobedience
The Favourite
Love, Simon

 

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Burning
Capernaum
Cold War
ROMA * (NETFLIX)
Shoplifters

 

Screenplay of the Year
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
DEBORAH DAVIS AND TONY MCNAMARA, THE FAVOURITE * (FOX SEARCHLIGHT)
Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

 

Documentary of the Year
Free Solo
RBG
Shirkers
Three Identical Strangers
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? * (FOCUS FEATURES)

 

LGBTQ Documentary of the Year
The Gospel According to Andre
MCQUEEN * (BLEECKER STREET MEDIA)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Studio 54
Whitney

 

Visually Striking Film of the Year
ANNIHILATION * (PARAMOUNT)
Black Panther
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma

 

Unsung Film of the Year
Colette
Disobedience
The Happy Prince
Tully
We the Animals
WIDOWS * (20TH CENTURY FOX)

 

Campy Flick of the Year
Aquaman
Book Club
Mama Mia! Here We Go Again
A SIMPLE FAVOR * (LIONSGATE)
Suspiria

 

TV Drama of the Year
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
The Handmaid’s Tale
Homecoming
Killing Eve
POSE * (FX)

 

TV Comedy of the Year
Barry
GLOW
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
SCHITT’S CREEK * (POP)

 

TV Performance of the Year — Actor
Darren Criss, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
BILLY PORTER, POSE * (FX)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

 

TV Performance of the Year — Actress
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
SANDRA OH, KILLING EVE * (BBC AMERICA)
Julia Roberts, Homecoming

 

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year
A Very English Scandal
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Killing Eve
POSE * (FX)
Queer Eye

 

Unsung TV Show of the Year
The Bisexual
Dear White People
The Good Fight
One Day at a Time
SCHITT’S CREEK * (POP)

 

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE  (TBS)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Rachel Maddow Show

 

TV Musical Performance of the Year
Adam Lambert, “Believe,” 41st Kennedy Center Honors
BILLY PORTER, MJ RODRIGUEZ AND OUR LADY J, “HOME”, POSE * (FX)
Noah Reid, “Simply the Best,” Schitt’s Creek
Keala Settle, “This is Me,” 90th Academy Awards
Sufjan Stevens, “Mystery of Love,” 90th Academy Awards

 

Campy TV Show of the Year
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Queer Eye
Riverdale
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE * (VH1, LOGO)

 

The “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award
AWKWAFINA
Elsie Fisher
Henry Golding
Indya Moore
MJ Rodriguez

 

Wilde Wit of the Year (Honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Samantha Bee
HANNAH GADSBY
Kate McKinnon
John Oliver
Michelle Wolf

 

Wilde Artist of the Year
(Honoring a truly groundbreaking force in film, stage and/or television)
Bradley Cooper
Hannah Gadsby
Lady Gaga
Nicole Kidman
RYAN MURPHY *

 

Timeless Star (Given to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
HARVEY FIERSTEIN

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