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The Dorian Awards are an annual endeavor organized by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA). GALECA is a national association of professional journalists and critics covering film and television for print, online, and broadcast outlets in the United States, Canada and, United Kingdom. As of January 2017, GALECA counted over 170 members in its ranks.

Dorian Awards
9th Dorian Awards
GALECA Dorian Awards logo.jpeg
Country United States
Presented by Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association
First awarded 2009
Website galeca.org

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FormatEdit

The Dorian Awards are given to the group's choices for the finest in film and television accessible in the United States, across a variety of categories, from general to LGBTQ-centric. In addition to more traditional categories such as Film of the Year and TV Comedy of the Year, Dorians are given to more unusual categories, including Unsung TV Show of the Year, Visually Striking Film of the Year and Campy Flick of the Year, an honor that has generated some amusement from the press.[1]

Rather than present an official awards ceremony, GALECA hosts its annual "Winners Toast," an informal afternoon party in Los Angeles for members, winners, nominees and associates usually held within a week after the Academy Awards.[2][3] The event is held several weeks after the winners are announced.

As with other critics circles, GALECA has no entry process for its awards per se, though the organization has its nomination requirements. Considered films must have had at minimum a limited theatrical release of one week during the given year. Documentary of the Year nominations can either be film, TV (including online), or DVD releases.

TriviaEdit

Honorary GALECA members and advisors include esteemed former film critic Kevin Thomas, celebrated columnist Michael Musto, groundbreaking lesbian journalist Judy Wieder (former editor-in-chief of The Advocate), and professor of literature Joseph Bristow, one of the world's leading authorities on Oscar Wilde.[4]

GALECA's Dorian Award certificate includes GALECA's trademark black bow tie.

The Dorian Award is named in honor of the writer Oscar Wilde, in reference to his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

To commemorate the 2015 film and TV awards season, GALECA revealed its first "Ten Best" list, The Ten Best Movies About the Academy Awards. Included were such films as The Oscar, California Suite, For Your Consideration, and The Bodyguard.[5] More recently, the group's lists include the Ten Best LGBTQ Movies Every Straight Person Should See and Ten Best Actresses of All Time.

James Franco, recipient of GALECA's special Wilde Artist of the Year award in 2013, thanked the group by posting a mini art piece noting his honor on Instagram. [6]

George Takei, the gay rights activist and costar of the TV series Star Trek, thanked GALECA in a YouTube video for naming him their 2014 choice for Timeless Star, the association's career achievement award.[7]

HistoryEdit

GALECA and its annual Dorian Awards were founded in 2008 in Hollywood, California, by John Griffiths, television critic for Us Weekly magazine and longtime contributor to Emmy Magazine of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.[8]

The first Dorian Awards, for 2009 productions, were announced in January 2010 (nominees were revealed the previous month).[9] GALECA's Dorian Award nominees and winners for 2010 productions were announced in January 2011.[10] Following suit, 2011's Dorian Award nominees and ultimate honorees were revealed in January 2012.[11][12] The Dorian nominees and winners for 2012 productions were announced in January 2013, and so on.[13][14][15]

2016Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year[16] Moonlight
Director of the Year (Film or Television) Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Mahershala AliMoonlight
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Viola DavisFences
LGBTQ Film of the Year Moonlight
Foreign Language Film of the Year The Handmaiden
Screenplay of the Year Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Documentary of the Year O.J.: Made in America
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) La La Land
Unsung Film of the Year Christine
Campy Film of the Year The Dressmaker
TV Drama of the Year The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
TV Comedy of the Year Transparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Jeffrey TamborTransparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Sarah PaulsonThe People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
TV Current Affairs Show of the Year Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
TV Musical Performance of the Year Kate McKinnon, "Hallelujah" – Saturday Night Live (NBC)
LGBTQ Show of the Year Transparent (Amazon Studios)
Unsung TV Show of the Year The Real O'Neals (ABC)
Campy TV Show of the Year RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars (Logo TV)
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star of the Year Trevante Rhodes
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Carrie Fisher
Wilde Artist of the Year (TIE)
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television)
Kate McKinnon
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit) John Waters

2015Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year Carol
Film Director of the Year Todd HaynesCarol
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Leonardo DiCaprioThe Revenant
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Cate BlanchettCarol
LGBTQ Film of the Year Carol
Foreign Language Film of the Year Son of Saul
Screenplay of the Year Phyllis NagyCarol
Documentary of the Year Amy
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Mad Max: Fury Road
Unsung Film of the Year Tangerine
Campy Flick of the Year Magic Mike XXL
TV Drama of the Year (TIE) Fargo (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
TV Comedy of the Year Transparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Jeffrey TamborTransparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Taraji P. HensonEmpire (FOX)
TV Current Affairs Show of the Year Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
LGBTQ Show of the Year Transparent (Amazon Studios)
Unsung TV Show of the Year Looking (HBO)
TV Musical Moment of the Year Aretha Franklin, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" – 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Campy TV Show of the Year Empire (FOX)
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Alicia Vikander
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Amy Schumer
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television) Todd Haynes
Timeless Star (to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit) Jane Fonda

2014Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year Boyhood
Film Director of the Year Ava DuVernaySelma
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Julianne MooreStill Alice
LGBTQ Film of the Year Pride
Foreign Language Film of the Year Mommy
Documentary of the Year The Case Against 8
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) The Grand Budapest Hotel
Unsung Film of the Year Pride
Campy Flick of the Year Into the Woods
TV Drama of the Year The Normal Heart (HBO)
TV Comedy of the Year Transparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Lisa KudrowThe Comeback (HBO)
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Jeffrey TamborTransparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Director of the Year Jill SolowayTransparent
LGBTQ TV Show of the Year Transparent (Amazon Studios)
TV Currents Events Show of the Year The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Unsung TV Show of the Year Getting On (HBO)
Campy TV Show of the Year Jane the Virgin (The CW)
TV Musical Performance of the Year Neil Patrick Harris, "Sugar Daddy" – 68th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Video of the Year "Chandelier" – Sia
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Gina Rodriguez
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) John Oliver
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television) Jill Soloway
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit) George Takei

2013Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year 12 Years a Slave
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Matthew McConaugheyDallas Buyers Club
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Cate BlanchettBlue Jasmine
LGBT Film of the Year Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Foreign Language Film of the Year Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Documentary of the Year Bridegroom
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Gravity
Campy Flick of the Year I'm So Excited
Unsung Film of the Year (TIE) Kill Your Darlings
Short Term 12
TV Drama of the Year (TIE) Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
TV Comedy of the Year Girls (HBO)
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Michael DouglasBehind the Candelabra (HBO)
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story: Coven (FX)
TV Musical Performance of the Year Shirley Bassey, "Goldfinger" – 85th Academy Awards (ABC)
LGBT TV Show of the Year Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Campy TV Show of the Year American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Unsung TV Show of the Year Getting On (HBO)
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Laverne Cox
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Rachel Maddow
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television) James Franco
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit) Lily Tomlin

2012Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year Argo
Film Performance of the Year – Actor Daniel Day-LewisLincoln
Film Performance of the Year – Actress Anne HathawayLes Misérables
LGBT Film of the Year Keep the Lights On
Documentary of the Year How to Survive a Plague
Visually Striking Film of the Year (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography) Life of Pi
Campy Flick of the Year (TIE) Magic Mike
The Paperboy
Unsung Film of the Year Bernie
TV Drama of the Year (TIE) American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Homeland (Showtime)
TV Comedy of the Year Girls (HBO)
TV Performance of the Year – Actor Damian LewisHomeland (Showtime)
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Jessica LangeAmerican Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
TV Musical Performance of the Year Jennifer Hudson, "Tribute to Whitney Houston" – 54th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
LGBT TV Show of the Year (TIE) Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)
Campy TV Show of the Year Liz & Dick (Lifetime)
Unsung TV Show of the Year Happy Endings (ABC)
TV or Movie Title of the Year Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Ezra Miller
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Jon Stewart
Wilde Artist of the Year (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television) Ryan Murphy
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit) Sir Ian McKellen

2011Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year Weekend
Film Performance of the Year Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year Weekend
Documentary of the Year We Were Here
LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year We Were Here
Unsung Film of the Year 50/50
Campy Flick of the Year The Muppets
TV Drama of the Year American Horror Story (FX)
TV Comedy of the Year Modern Family (ABC)
TV Musical Program of the Year (TIE) Glee (FOX)
Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour (HBO)
TV Performance of the Year Jessica Lange American Horror Story (FX)
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year Modern Family (ABC)
Campy TV Show of the Year Revenge (ABC)
Unsung TV Show of the Year Suburgatory (ABC)
The We're Wilde About You Rising Star Award Michael Fassbender
Wilde Wit of the Year Award Kathy Griffin
Timeless Award Betty White

2010Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year I Am Love
Film Performance of the Year Annette BeningThe Kids Are All Right
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year I Love You Phillip Morris
Documentary of the Year Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
LGBT-Themed Documentary of the Year 8: The Mormon Proposition
Unsung Film of the Year Easy A
Campy Flick of the Year Burlesque
TV Drama of the Year The Good Wife (CBS)
TV Musical or Comedy of the Year Glee (FOX)
TV Drama Performance of the Year Michael C. HallDexter (Showtime)
TV Comedy Performance of the Year (TIE) Chris ColferGlee (FOX)
Jane LynchGlee (FOX)
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year Glee (FOX)
Unsung TV Show of the Year Hung (HBO)
Campy TV Show of the Year Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Darren Criss
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Rachel Maddow
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit) Angela Lansbury

2009Edit

Category Winner
Film of the Year A Single Man
Film Performance of the Year Colin FirthA Single Man
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year A Single Man
Campy Flick of the Year Obsessed
TV Drama of the Year Grey Gardens (HBO)
TV Musical or Comedy of the Year Glee (FOX)
TV Performance of the Year: Drama Drew BarrymoreGrey Gardens (HBO)
TV Comedy Performance of the Year: Musical or Comedy Jane LynchGlee (FOX)
LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
Campy TV Show of the Year Glee (FOX)
We're Wilde About You / Rising Star Award Gabourey Sidibe
Wilde Wit of the Year (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse) Rachel Maddow
Timeless Award (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit) Cloris Leachman

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The New York Times, January 19, 2011, by Melena Ryzik, "And The Campy Award Goes To . . . "
  2. ^ Frontiers, March 12, 2014, By Stephan Horbelt, "Avant-garde Celebs Gather at GALECA's Winners Toast"
  3. ^ The Seattle Lesbian, March 4, 2015, "Transparent, The Comeback, The Case Against 8 Stars Join Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics ‘Winners Toast’"
  4. ^ UCLA Department of English: People University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved February 22, 2013
  5. ^ Out, February 21, "The Top 10 Movies ABOUT the Academy Awards"
  6. ^ James Franco TV, Instagram, January 21, 2014
  7. ^ Monsters and Critics, March 3, 2015, by April Neale, "George Takei Thanks Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association"
  8. ^ The Advocate, December 21, 2009, "Gay Critics Association Announces First Awards" Los Angeles
  9. ^ TheWrap, January 20, 2010, by Lisa Horowitz, / "Single Man, Glee, Grey Gardens Top Dorian Awards"
  10. ^ Knegt, Peter, "I Am Love, Annette Bening Lead Gay & Lesbian Critics Awards" IndieWire, January 19, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2013
  11. ^ Cornet, Roth, "Albert Nobbs, Beginners and Weekend in Gay & Lesbian Critics Nominations" HitFix, January 10, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013
  12. ^ Variety, January 16, 2012, by Christy Grosz, "GALECA Announces 2011 Film & TV Winners" Los Angeles
  13. ^ The Hollywood Reporter, January 9, 2013, by Gregg Kilday, "Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Announce Dorian Award Nominees"
  14. ^ The Hollywood Reporter, January 18, 2013, by Gregg Kilday, "Argo Named Best Film by Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association"
  15. ^ Out, January 20, 2015, by Out.com editors, "Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name Boyhood Film of the Year; Transparent is Tops in TV With 5 Awards"
  16. ^ "The Dorian Awards". GALECA : Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association : Home of The Dorian Awards. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 

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