The Golden Globes were handed out last week and the Oscars and still to come, but sandwiched between them is the Dorian Film and TV Awards, given out by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which yours truly is a member).
The nominations for this year’s gongs have been announced, which were unsurprisingly led by Call Me by Your Name, which scored nine nominations. That includes nods for both the film’s lead actors, Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer, as well as for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director and more.
While other film awards have treated Call Me By You Name as the ony great gay-themed movie of the year, GALECA has highlighted others, most notably the excellent French movie, BPM (Beat Per Minute), about members of the activist AIDS organisation ACT UP Paris in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As well as expected nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film and LGBTQ Film Of The Year categories, it also scored nominations for Best Film, Best Actor (for Nahuel Perez Biscayart) and Unsung Film Of The Year.
It may also not be a coincidence that the other nominees for Best Film also had stories that focussed on outsiders – Lady Bird (which also features a prominent gay subplot), Get Out and The Shape of Water. Nods for LGBTQ Film Of The Year went to Battle of the Sexes, the excellent trans-themed Chilean drama A Fantastic Woman, and Britain’s gay farming flick, God’s Own Country, along with Call Me By Your Name and BPM.
Other than Call Me By Your Name, the most nominations in the film categories overall went to The Shape of Water with seven nominations, and Get Out, which scored six.
There’s also the Dorian’s more unusual categories, including Campy Film Of The Year, where Baywatch, The Disaster Artist, The Greatest Showman, I, Tonya and mother! will compete for being the most over the top. You can take a look at the nominees for all the categories across film and TV below. The winners will be announced on January 31st, ahead of the winner’s toast in LA on February 24th. [Read more…]