Friday, January 18, 2013

Awards Watch: The 2012 Dorian Awards


Earlier this week, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), of which I and my fellow Men on Film Chris Carpenter and Neil Cohen were members this past year, announced the winners of the 4th Annual Dorian Awards. These awards are designed to honor not just GLBT-themed films and television programs, but all films and television programs... albeit as seen through a "queer eye".

Topping the list for as the Film of the Year is Ben Affleck's Argo, fresh off its wins at the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards. The Film Performance of the Year Awards (now split by gender) went to Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln and our Dearie Award-winning Woman of the Year Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables. All three of these winners are poised for possible victory at next month's Academy Awards.


The searing gay drama Keep the Lights On, which was also nominated for Film of the Year, took the prize for LGBT-Themed Film of the Year, while the Oscar nominated How to Survive a Plague won Documentary of the Year. In the new category Visually Striking Film of the Year, Ang Lee's Life of Pi was deemed the most, well, visually striking.

A triple feature of Matthew McConaughey movies round out the film awards, with Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy tied for Campy Film of the Year and Bernie named Unsung Film of the Year.


On the TV side, Homeland and American Horror Story: Asylum not only tied for TV Drama of the Year, the shows' respective stars, Damien Lewis and Jessica Lange won in the TV Performance of the Year categories.  TV Comedy or Musical of the Year went to Girls, while LGBT-Themed TV Show of the Year was shared by Modern Family and the Dearie Award-winning The New Normal. The Campy and Unsung TV Shows were the tragic biopic Liz & Dick and the sitcom Happy Endings.

Capping off the Dorians are a few prizes for individuals, including the "We’re Wilde About You" Rising Star of the Year Award, which went to The Perks of Being a Wallflower's Ezra Miller. "Wilde Wit" and "Wilde Artist" titles were bestowed on The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Glee/American Horror Story/The New Normal creator Ryan Murphy.  And last, but certainly not least, the "Timeless" Award (the Dorian version of a lifetime achievement honor) went to the one and only Sir Ian McKellen, seen this year in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


Congratulations to all of this year's Dorian Award winners! The awards will be presented on February 17 in Los Angeles at the Fourth Annual GALECA Dorian Awards Winners Afternoon Tea. See the comments section below for the full list of this year's nominees, and be sure to follow GALECA on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. FILM OF THE YEAR:
    *Argo
    Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Keep the Lights On
    Les Miserables
    Lincoln
    Moonrise Kingdom

    FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTOR:
    Alan Cumming / Any Day Now
    Bradley Cooper / Silver Linings Playbook
    * Daniel Day-Lewis / Lincoln
    Hugh Jackman / Les Miserables
    Joaquin Phoenix / The Master
    John Hawkes / The Sessions

    FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTRESS:
    * Anne Hathaway / Les Miserables
    Emmanuelle Riva / Amour
    Jennifer Lawrence / Silver Linings Playbook
    Jessica Chastain / Zero Dark Thirty
    Marion Cotillard / Rust and Bone

    LGBT FILM OF THE YEAR:
    Any Day Now
    Cloud Atlas
    Gayby
    * Keep the Lights On
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR:
    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
    Bully
    Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
    * How to Survive a Plague
    The Invisible War
    The Queen of Versailles

    VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
    (honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography):
    Anna Karenina
    Cloud Atlas
    Les Miserables
    * Life of Pi
    Moonrise Kingdom
    CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR — (TIE):
    2016: Obama’s America
    Cloud Atlas
    * Magic Mike
    * The Paperboy
    Pitch Perfect
    Rock of Ages

    UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR:
    * Bernie
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Chronicle
    Holy Motors
    Looper
    Your Sister’s Sister

    TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR — (TIE):
    * American Horror Story: Asylum
    Breaking Bad
    Game of Thrones
    * Homeland
    Mad Men

    TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR:
    The Big Bang Theory
    * Girls
    Happy Endings
    Louie
    Modern Family

    TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTOR:
    Aaron Paul / Breaking Bad
    * Damian Lewis / Homeland
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Modern Family
    Jim Parsons / The Big Bang Theory
    Jon Hamm / Mad Men

    TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTRESS:
    Claire Danes / Homeland
    * Jessica Lange / American Horror Story: Asylum
    Julianne Moore / Game Change
    Edie Falco / Nurse Jackie
    Lena Dunham / Girls
    Sofia Vergara / Modern Family

    TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
    Darren Criss, “Teenage Dream,” Glee

    De’Borah Garner, The Fray’s “You Found Me,” The Voice
    * Jennifer Hudson, Tribute to Whitney Houston, The Grammys
    Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee, “Let Me Be Your Star,” Smash
    Raza Jaffrey, Katharine McPhee and cast: “A Thousand and One Nights,” Smash

    LGBT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR — (TIE):
    American Horror Story: Asylum
    Happy Endings
    * Modern Family
    * The New Normal
    Smash

    CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR:
    666 Park Avenue
    American Horror Story: Asylum
    GCB
    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
    * Liz & Dick
    Smash

    UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR:
    Bunheads
    Catfish
    Fringe
    GCB
    * Happy Endings
    Parenthood

    TV OR MOVIE TITLE OF THE YEAR:
    * Don’t Trust the B—— in Apt. 23
    GCB
    I Was Impaled
    I’m Having Their Baby
    It’s Christmas, Carol!

    WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU (NEWCOMER AWARD):
    Andrew Rannells
    Anna Camp
    Ben Whishaw
    Eddie Redmayne
    * Ezra Miller

    WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR (honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse):
    Bill Maher
    Chelsea Handler
    * Jon Stewart
    Lena Dunham
    Sarah Silverman
    Stephen Colbert

    WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    (honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television):

    Lena Dunham
    Louis C.K.
    * Ryan Murphy
    Tony Kushner
    Tig Notaro

    TIMELESS AWARD (honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit):

    * Sir Ian McKellen

    * = Winner

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