The Dorian Awards – the gongs given out by GALECA, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association – are becoming an increasingly firm fixture of the awards season, especially as they have categories and tastes that often get ignored by the mainstream award ceremonies.
Now the 2013 nominees have been announced. Director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is in the running for Film of the Year along with Spike Jonze’s Her, the French lesbian love story Blue is the Warmest Color, the Canadian gender-bending romance Laurence Anyways, and awards-season darlings Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club and American Hustle.
In the more unusual categories, the likes of Jessica Lange, Shirley Bassey, Jane Krakowski, Neil Patrick Harris and Lea Michele are up for TV Musical Performance of the Year, while August: Osage County, The Canyons, Carrie, The Great Gatsby, and I’m So Excited! will compete for Campy Flick Of The Year.
In the specifically LGBT categories, Blue is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, Kill Your Darlings, Laurence Anyways and Philomena will duke it out on the film side, while the TV the contenders are Behind the Candelabra, Bridegroom, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
One category has already been decided, as GALECA has named Lily Tomlin the recipient of its special Timeless star tribute, given to “an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.”
Take a look below for the full list of Dorian nominees:
Wilde Wit of the Year
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Wilde Artist of the Year
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)