Gay and lesbian critics association announce Dorian Awards nominees

The nominations for The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)’s Dorian Awards have been announced, honoring the best in television and film in 2015. The nominations come over 23 […]

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This article was published on January 17th, 2016

Gay and lesbian critics association announce Dorian Awards nomineesThe nominations for The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)’s Dorian Awards have been announced, honoring the best in television and film in 2015. The nominations come over 23 categories, from mainstream to gaystream. This season set a high bar for all mediums so the competition will be tough.

The Association, which holds a roster of over 130 television and film journalists & critics has been around since 2009, championing the wildest and wisest of TV & film criticism. John Griffiths, of US Weekly, serving as its president. GALECA, in previous years, honored such films as Boyhood, 12 Years A Slave, and Weekend as Film of the Year.

Todd Hayne’s Carol, which was unfortunately snubbed in some categories in the Oscars race, the much acclaimed Spotlight, and Brooklyn lead many of the nomination categories. Cate Blanchett and co-star Rooney Mara are both competing with one another in the Film Performance of the Year–Actress category while Tom Hardy is nominated in the Film Performance of the Year–Actor category for Legend. His Revenant co-star Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated in the same category, although Hardy was not nominated for that film.

The much-acclaimed Tangerine received nominations for its director Sean Baker for Director of the Year, along with George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road, displaying GALECA’s commitment to recognizing films that may not have received deserved buzz.

The nomination categories vary from the conventional (Best Actor/Actress/Picture) to the Association’s trademark “Campy Flick and Campy TV Show” which features American Horror Story: Hotel and Fifty Shades of Grey as nominees.

Every year, GALECA nominates several veteran actresses for the Timeless Award devoted to an actor, “whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom, and wit.” This year, Jane Fonda of Gracie and Frankie (and the underspoken Youth) is the winner. Past winners have included George Takei and Lily Tomlin.

The winners will be announced Tuesday, January 19 with GALECA’s annual Winner’s Toast Sunday, March 6th in Los Angeles.

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