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Dorian Award winners in movies and television unveiled by the Gay and Lesbian Critics Association

The lesbian-themed French film Blue is the Warmest Color may have been shut out at the Oscars but it was named Foreign Language Film of the Year and LGBT Film of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Critics Association (GALECA).

GALECA, of which I am a member, unveiled the winners of its 2013 Dorian Awards earlier today.

The group is comprised of over 80 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. and Europe who write or report for media outlets easily accessible in America.

Another film that didn’t make the Oscars cut was the acclaimed LGBT film Bridegroom which GALECA awarded with Best Documentary.

Many of the other major categories had winners that mirrored recent recipients of Golden Globes, Critics Choice or major guild awards.

The drama 12 Years a Slave, which won the Golden Globe and tied with Gravity for the Producers Guild Award on Sunday (19 January) was named Film of the Year over Blue is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, American Hustle, Gravity, Her and the transgender drama Laurence Anyways.

For Film Performance of the Year by an actor, there are no separate lead and supporting categories so Dallas Buyers Club stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, who have swept the major awards so far, were forced to compete against each other.

McConaughey, winner of the Globe, SAG and Criticis Choice prizes, emerged the winner over Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio of The Wolf of Wall Street, Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave, and James Franco of Spring Breakers.

Likewise Cate Blanchett who has been on an awards roll for her performance in Blue Jasmine. She won Film Performance of the Year – Actress over Sandra Bullock of Gravity, Judi Dench of Philomena, Adele Exarchopoulos of Blue is the Warmest Color and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave.

Below is the rest of the nominees with the winners in bold:

LGBT Film of the Year

Blue is the Warmest Color

Nominees: Dallas Buyers Club, Kill Your Darlings, Laurence Anyways, Philomena

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Blue is the Warmest Color

Nominees: The Great Beauty, The Hunt, I’m So Excited!, Laurence Anyways, Out in the Dark

Documentary of the Year


Nominees: The Act of Killing, Blackfish, I Am Divine, 20 Feet from Stardom

Campy Flick of the Year

I’m So Excited!

Nominees August: Osage County, The Canyons, Carrie, The Great Gatsby

Unsung Film of the Year

Kill Your Darlings and Short Term 12 (tie)

Nominees: Frances Ha, In A World . . . ,The Spectacular Now

Visually Striking Film of the Year

(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)


Nominees: Frozen, Inside Llewyn Davis, Laurence Anyways, The Great Gatsby

TV Drama of the Year

Behind the Candelabra and Orange is the New Black (tie)

Nominees: American Horror Story: Coven,Breaking Bad, Mad Men

TV Comedy of the Year


Nominees: The Big Bang Theory, Getting On, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Modern Family, Veep

TV Performance of the Year – Actor

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Nominees: Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad,Jon Hamm of Mad Men, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory,Kevin Spacey of House of Cards

TV Performance of the Year – Actress

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Nominees: Vera Farmiga of Bates Motel,Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black, Taylor Schilling of Orange is the New Black,Kerry Washington of Scandal, Robin Wright of House of Cards.

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger,” 82nd Academy Awards

Nominees: Neil Patrick Harris, “Bigger,” 67th Annual Tony Awards, Jane Krakowski, “Theme from Rural Juror,” 30 Rock, Jessica Lange and cast, “The Name Game,” American Horror Story: Asylum, Lea Michele, “To Make You Feel My Love,” Glee

LGBT TV Show of the Year

Orange is the New Black

Nominees: Behind the Candelabra, Bridegroom, Modern Family, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Campy TV Show of the Year

American Horror Story: Coven

Nominees Behind the Candelabra, House of Versace, Sharknado, Smash

Unsung TV Show of the Year

Getting On

Nominees: Broadchurch, The Carrie Diaries, Cougar Town, Mom, Orphan Black

The We’re Wilde About You (Rising Star Award)

Laverne Cox

Nominees: Adele Exarchopoulos, Dane DeHaan, Lupita Nyong’o, Tatiana Maslany

Wilde Wit of the Year

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Rachel Maddow

Nominees: Bill Maher, Kate McKinnon, Dan Savage, Amy Schumer

Wilde Artist of the Year

(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)

James Franco

Nominees: Alfonso Cuaron, Xavier Dolan, Spike Jonze, Steve McQueen

Timeless Award

(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)

Lily Tomlin

GALECA’s mission ‘is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, preserve and champion the art of constructive criticism, and remind the world the LGBT community has a significant history of enhancing culture at large.’




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