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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?,’ ‘Pose,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ top GALECA’s 10th Dorian Awards Winners

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, comprised of over 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada, Australia and U.K., has announced its 10th Dorian Award winners across 26 TV and film categories. Select GALECA winners and nominees will be celebrated at the group’s freewheeling Winners Toast this Saturday, January 12, an invitation-only party at the Paley restaurant in Hollywood’s historic Columbia Square. Frank DeCaro, of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and SiriusXM’s The Frank DeCaro Show fame, will be the master of ceremonies. 

The Favourite lived up to its title with GALECA’s Dorian Award voters, who named the cheeky historical romp Film of the Year and bestowed its star, Olivia Colman, with the Film Performance of the Year—Actress tiara for her biting turn as Queen Anne. The sumptuous movie treat also scored Screenplay of the Year honors for Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. 

Alfonso Cuarón, writer and helmer Roma, about a privileged family and their tragedy-stricken maid in 1970s Mexico City, was chosen Director of the Year, while the film itself was deemed the Foreign Language Film of the Year. Ethan Hawke took Film Performance of the Year—Actor for his work as a priest on the verge of madness in director Paul Schrader’s First Reformed. In supporting film performance categories, the winners were Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk and Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me? The latter film, the fact-based dark comedy about a struggling New York writer who turns to forgery, was named GALECA’s Dorian Award winner for LGBTQ Film of the Year. 

In the documentary categories, the biographical tributes Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and McQueen proved triumphant As for GALECA’s unique category winners, the sci-fi hit Annihilation struck as Visually Striking Film of the year, the female heist thriller Widows rallied as Unsung Film of the Year and A Simple Favor, an outrageous mystery starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, nabbed the Society’s affectionate Campy Flick of the Year honor. 

Over on the TV side, FX’s Pose and Pop’s Schitt’s Creek both scored big with GALECA members. Pose, a drama set against the lively streets of New York City circa 1979, stood as TV Drama of the Year and LGBTQ Drama of the Year, also also helped its producer Ryan Murphy to his second Dorian Award win for Wilde Artist of the Year (Murphy is the first person two win this title twice in GALECA’s 10-year history). Pose’s star, Billy Porter, took two Dorians, including TV Performance of the Year—Actor and a shared win with his costars MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J for their moving rendition of “Home” on the series. Creek meanwhile, took TV Comedy of the Year as well as Unsung TV Comedy. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee impressed as TV Current Affairs Show of the Year for the third year in a row. Campy TV Show champ: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Awkwafina, rapper turned breakout star of the hit comedy film Crazy Rich Asians, was crowned GALECA’s “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star. Fresh-faced Australian comic Hannah Gadsby, who made a mark with her own well-received Netflix special last year, was named Wilde Wit of the Year. 

Harvey Fierstein was the group’s latest choice for Timeless Star, the group’s career achievement award. Previous recipients include Jane Fonda, Dame Angela Lansbury and Sir Ian McKellen. 

GALECA, The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, includes members who review, write and/or report on film and television for a diverse number of media outlets, including AwardsWatch, BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, The Advocate, CNN, the Associated Press, People, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Collider, Vanity Fair, ScreenCrush, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, NewNowNext, The Guardian and the BBC. 

For more information, visit GALECA.org. Also find us at #DorianAwards, and enjoy our posts via @DorianAwards on Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Here is the full list of winners of the 10th Dorian Awards from GALECA.

WINNERS IN CAPS *

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
Mamma 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

ABOUT FRANK DECARO
Comedian, pop culture pundit and radio/TV personality Frank DeCaro has spent the last three years touring North America as the opening act for Lisa Lampanelli. He is best known for his 12 years as the host of the daily national radio program The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius XM, and his lauded, six-year stint as the movie critic on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. He is the author of five books including The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mackie, A Boy Named Phyllis: A Suburban Memoir, and Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business, due from Rizzoli in spring 2019. Follow DeCaro @frankdecaroshow and visit his website, www.frankdecaro.com.

ABOUT GALECA
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics sponsors the Dorian Awards, honoring the best in film and television. The nonprofit group counts over 200 active critics and journalists writing for legitimate media outlets in the United States, Canada, Australia and the U.K. GALECA aims to generate camaraderie and solidarity in an unsettling media environment, champion constructive criticism and elevate the craft of entertainment journalism. Via panels, screenings and the annual Dorian Awards Winners Toast, GALECA also strives to remind at-risk youth, bullies and bigots that our Q-munity has a rich history of putting great and unique entertainment on everyone’s radar. After all, how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy? Keep in touch via GALECA.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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