Amongst the myriad film awards given out at this time of year, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’s Dorian Awards has grown into one of the most distinct, both in terms of the diversity of its recipients and its unique categories (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a member). This year’s award winners have been announced, and it is not too surprising that Call Me By Your Name took both Film Of The Year and LGBTQ Film Of The Year (although it was a strong year for the latter).
The bittersweet story of two young men falling for each other in Italy in the early 1980s also earned Timothée Chalamet an awards for Film Performance of the Year – Actor, as well as picking up the Rising Star award. Meanwhile, Greta Gerwig, writer and helmer of the female-focused coming-of-age drama Lady Bird – which also featured Chalamet – was named Director of the Year.
Jordan Peele earned Screenplay of the Year for the impressive Get Out. He was also crowned Wilde Artist of the Year and ied with Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon for Wilde Wit of the Year. McKinnon also picked up TV Musical Performance of the Year for the second year in a row, for her impersonation of Kellyanne Conway taking her ‘alternative facts’ act to Broadway.
Film icon and feminist activist Meryl Streep was the group’s choice for Timeless Star, a career achievement honor previously won by such equally beloved stars (and human-rights champions) Jane Fonda, Dame Angela Lansbury and Sir Ian McKellen.
There was also good news for the gay-themed British movie, God’s Own Country, as the powerful love story won GALECA’s Unsung Film of the Year. Awards-season darling The Shape of Water impressed as Visually Striking Film of the Year, and also picked up Best Actress for Sally Hawkins’ superlative performance. And mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s over-the-top psychological chiller starring Jennifer Lawrence, was deemed Campy Flick of the Year.
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), comprises of over 200 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally entertainment journalists in the U.S., Canada and U.K.
Take a look below for the full list of film and TV Dorian winners. [Read more…]