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GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Announces Dorian Award Film/TV Nominations for 2017

Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, Shape of Water Lead Film Categories

Feud, Will & Grace, Glow Highlight TV Races

Seth Meyers, David Lynch, Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Pfeiffer Also Vie

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Hollywood, CA — GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA.org) comprised of nearly 200 critics and journalists in the U.S., Canada and U.K., today released its ninth annual Dorian Award nominations for the year’s finest in film and TV.

Call Me By Your Name reigns with nine nominations, starting with Film of the Year. Earning both best actor and rising star nods: Timothée Chalamet, who plays the film’s teen protagonist besotted by 20something Armie Hammer — who received a nomination for supporting actor.

The Shape of Water, director Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical love story coupling a woman and a creature plucked from the Amazon River, landed seven nominations. Meanwhile, the horrors-of-racism drama Get Outearned six nominations, four for writer-director Jordan Peele alone (in addition to helming and screenplay nods, he’s up for “Wilde Wit” and “Wilde Artist” kudos).

Also ranking high with GALECA members: Margot Robbie, a nominee for Film Performance of the Year — Actress for her gritty turn, twist and twirl as ice-blooded figure-skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Joining Robbie on the ring is Chilean actress Daniela Vega for her work as a transgender waitress dealing with loss and indignities in A Fantastic Woman.

As for epics, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk did not get a best film nomination, but Nolan made GALECA’s Director of the Year short list — and the WWII epic is also up for Visually Striking Film of the Year alongside the likes of Blade Runner 2049. Meanwhile, BPM (Beats Per Minute), French director Robin Campillo’s dramatic account of friends facing the AIDS epidemic in 1990s France, scored an impressive five nominations, from Foreign Language Film of the Year to Unsung Film.

In TV categories, awards-season darlings Big Little Lies, Feud and The Crown — as well as women surnamed Kidman, Witherspoon, Foy and Lange — obviously delighted GALECA members as well. The male actor race includes a couple of nice surprises: Kyle MacLachlan for Twin Peaks: The Return and Jonathan Groff for Netflix’s droll crime thriller Mindhunter. Other shows getting some love include Hulu’s departing Difficult People, Netflix’s series version of Dear White People and Starz’s electric and provocative fantasy American Gods.

And, for TV Musical Performance of the Year, Lady Gaga, Pink, RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Sasha Velour and comic John Mulaney all vie against Kate McKinnon’s Broadway-worthy sendup of Kellyanne Conway onSaturday Night Live.

The final Dorian verdicts, including GALECA’s latest pick for Timeless Star (a career achievement honor), will be announced Wednesday, January 31. Then, on Saturday afternoon, February 24, the group will gather to celebrate some of the winners at its annual, intimate Winners Toast in Los Angeles. Enjoy our posts via @DorianAwards on Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

GALECA 2017/18 DORIAN AWARDS NOMINEES: 

FILM OF THE YEAR

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
  • Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • Get Out – Universal
  • Lady Bird – A24
  • The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (FILM OR TELEVISION)

  • Sean Baker, The Florida Project – A24
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird – A24
  • Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk – Warner Bros.
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out – Universal

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Fox Searchlight
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya – Neon
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird – A24
  • Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman – Sony Pictures Classics

BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR

  • Nahuel Perez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute) — The Orchard
  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist – A24
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out – Universal
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour – Focus Features

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTRESS

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound – Netflix
  • Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip – Universal
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya – Neon
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird – A24
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, mother! – Paramount

SUPPORTING FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project – A24
  • Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Fox Searchlight
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) — The Orchard
  • Battle of the Sexes – Fox Searchlight
  • Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • A Fantastic Woman – Sony Pictures Classics
  • God’s Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) — The Orchard
  • A Fantastic Woman – Sony Pictures Classics
  • First They Killed My Father – Netflix
  • The Square – Magnolia Pictures
  • Thelma – The Orchard

SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR (ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED)

  • James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out – Universal
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird – A24
  • Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Fox Searchlight

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)

  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Zeitgeist/Kino Lorber
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Netflix
  • Faces Places – Cohen Media Group
  • Jane ­– National Geographic/Abramorama
  • Kedi – Oscilloscope

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR

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

  • Blade Runner 2049 – Warner Bros.
  • Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics
  • Dunkirk – Warner Bros.
  • The Shape of Water – Fox Searchlight
  • Wonderstruck – Amazon

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR

  • BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
  • Beach Rats
  • God’s Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Wonderstruck – Amazon

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR

  • Baywatch – Paramount
  • The Disaster Artist – A24
  • The Greatest Showman – 20th Century Fox
  • I, Tonya – Neon
  • mother! – Paramount

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR

  • Big Little Lies – HBO – HBO
  • The Crown – Netflix
  • Feud: Bette and Joan – FX
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  • Twin Peaks: The Return – Showtime

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR

  • Better Things – FX
  • GLOW – Netflix
  • The Good Place – NBC
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon
  • Will & Grace – NBC

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS

  • Clare Foy, The Crown – Netflix
  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – HBO
  • Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan – FX
  • Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  • Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies – HBO

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR — ACTOR

  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None – Netflix
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us – NBC
  • Jonathan Groff, Mindhunter – Netflix
  • Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return – Showtime
  • Alexander Skaarsgård, Big Little Lies – HBO

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – Comedy Central
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS
  • The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Gaga, “God Bless America,” “Born This Way,” etc., Super Bowl LI – Fox
  • Kate McKinnon, “(Kellyanne) Conway!” Saturday Night Live – NBC
  • Brendan McCreary, John Mulaney, “I’m Gay,” Big Mouth – Netflix
  • Pink, “Beautiful Trauma,” American Music Awards – ABC
  • Sasha Velour, “So Emotional,” RuPaul’s Drag Race – VH1

LGBTQ SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • Difficult People – Hulu
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – VH1
  • Sense8 – Netflix
  • Transparent – Amazon
  • Will & Grace – NBC

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • American Gods – Starz
  • Dear White People – Netflix
  • Difficult People – Hulu
  • At Home with Amy Sedaris – TruTV
  • The Leftovers – HBO

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • Dynasty
  • Feud: Betty and Joan
  • Riverdale
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Will & Grace

‘WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!’ RISING STAR AWARD

  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Daniela Vega

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR AWARD

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

  • Samantha Bee
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Kate McKinnon
  • John Oliver
  • Jordan Peele

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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

  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Patty Jenkins
  • David Lynch
  • Jordan Peele 

GALECA’S MISSION
GALECA, a 501 C-6 nonprofit, aims to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, champion constructive film and TV criticism and elevate entertainment journalism. Via panels, screenings, events and its occasional “Ten Best” lists, GALECA also strives to remind the world, and our at-risk youth that LGBTQs have a rich history of putting great movies and TV on the pop culture radar. After all, how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy?

CONTACT

Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA President
diane@retrogradecommunications.com

John Griffiths, GALECA Executive Director
jdgriffiths@earthlink.net