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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2017 GALECA Awards: Call Me Dorian



The picturesque gay coming-of-age romance Call Me By Your Name leads with nine nominations in the 9th Annual Dorian Awards, announced earlier today by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics*. Guillermo del Toro's aquatic love story The Shape of Water and Jordan Peele's satirical thriller Get Out followed with seven and six nominations, respectively. In the top category, Film of the Year, they are joined by the French AIDS drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) and Greta Gerwig's quirky comedy Lady Bird.


The Shape of Water and Lady Bird leading ladies Sally Hawkins and Saoirse Ronan face off with Frances McDormand (as a grieving mother in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Margot Robbie (as disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya) and Chilean actress Daniela Vega (as the transgender title character of A Fantastic Woman) in the Film Performance of the Year - Actress category. Meanwhile, in Film Performance of the Year - Actor, newcomers Nahuel Perez Biscayart (BPM), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) are up against two old pros in two wildly different biopics: James Franco as cult icon Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist and Gary Oldman as the legendary Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.


GALECA has added two new film categories this year to honor supporting performances. The first nominees for Supporting Film Performance of the Year - Actress are Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) and Michelle Pfeiffer (mother!), while the first nominees for Supporting Film Performance of the Year - Actor are Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and both Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg from Call Me By Your Name.

In addition to del Toro, Peele, Gerwig and Call Me By Your Name's Luca Guadagnino, Christopher Nolan (for the war epic Dunkirk) and Sean Baker (for the low budget The Florida Project) will vie for Director of the Year honors. Peele, Gerwig and del Toro (with co-writer Vanessa Taylor) are also nominated for Screenplay of the Year, along with James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name and Martin McDonagh for the polarizing drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


BPM (Beats Per Minute) and A Fantastic Woman are also nominated in both the Foreign Language Film of the Year and LGBTQ Film of the Year categories. In the former they are up against Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father, the Swedish Palme d'Or winner The Square and the Norwegian lesbian thriller Thelma, while in the latter they are joined by the Billie Jean King biopic Battle of the Sexes, the British romantic drama God's Own Country and Call Me By Your Name.

Women's stories dominate the nominees for Documentary of the Year with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Agnès Varda's Faces Places and Jane (as in famed primatologist Jane Goodall), along with feline fave Kedi. Dorian's Unsung Films of the Year include BPM (egregiously overlooked for Oscar's Foreign Language Film finalists), Todd Haynes' wonderful Wonderstruck and queer indies Beach Rats, God’s Own Country and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.


Two unique Dorian Award categories add some glitz and (tacky) glitter to the nominations, with the Visually Striking Film of the Year nominees Blade Runner 2049, Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water and Wonderstruck and the Campy Film of the Year nominees Baywatch, The Disaster Artist, The Greatest Showman, I, Tonya and mother!.

On the TV side, such Movie Dearest faves as Big Little Lies, Feud: Bette and Joan and Will & Grace received multiple nominations. See the comments section below for a complete list of all the Dorian Award nominations.


The Dorian Awards are named after the classic character Dorian Gray, created by GALECA's "patron saint" Oscar Wilde. The winners will be announced on January 31.

* Movie Dearest critics Chris Carpenter and Kirby Holt are members of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

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  1. GALECA 2017 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
    God's Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films
    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
    Wonderstruck - Amazon

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

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  2. 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
    Elisabeth 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

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