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GALECA Honors Call Me By Your Name as Best Film of The Year and Awards Meryl Streep as Timeless Star

Call Me By Your Name, which led with nine nominations, was named 2017’s Film of the Year. The bittersweet story of two American men — a teen and a 20-something — falling for each other in Italy also earned Timothée Chalamet a Dorian for Film Performance of the Year — Actor. Chalamet, seen in Dorian nominee Lady Bird as well, was also the group’s Rising Star pick. Meanwhile, Greta Gerwig, writer and helmer of the female-focused coming-of-age drama Lady Bird, was named Director of the Year.

Jordan Peele, formerly of TV’s acclaimed Key and Peele sketch comedy series, earned Screenplay of the Year for Get Out, the heart-stopping thriller and acidic satire about a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) who discovers his white girlfriend’s “liberal” parents are secretly murderous racists. Peele was also crowned Wilde Artist of the Year (nominees included Gerwig, Patty Jenkins, David Lynch and Guillermo del Toro) and Wilde Wit of the Year (in a tie with Saturday Night Live fixture Kate McKinnon). For the second year in a row, the talented McKinnon scored TV Musical Performance of the Year for her wowza impersonation of Kellyanne Conway taking her “alternative facts” act to Broadway.

Film icon and feminist activist Meryl Streep was the group’s latest 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.

“Who doesn’t love Meryl Streep outside of non-feminist Donald Trump?” quipped Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA’s president as well as editorial director of The Advocate magazine. “Streep’s latest film, The Post, speaks to her commitment to playing, and supporting, strong women who push for or at least embody the need for equality. As The Washington Post’s firebrand Katherine Graham, she inhabited the role of the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — a woman who went from housewife to overseeing the revelations of both Watergate and the Pentagon Papers at a time when most of the men around her were too afraid to take on either. And this was all long before the #MeToo movement.”

Adds John Griffiths, GALECA’s Executive Director, “From Sophie’s Choice to Postcards from the Edge, Streep’s an incredibly stirring and affecting actress who transports, delights and nails various accents like no other. I’d say she definitely qualifies as a timeless star — and amid all the headlines about sexual harassment in Hollywood, she’s also a very relevant current voice.” Fun fact: Streep won a Dorian Award for The Iron Lady back in 2012.

In additional trademark races, God’s Own Country — 2017’s other visceral love story involving two gay men — won as GALECA’s Unsung Film of the Year (the competition included director Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Wonder Women). Awards-season darling The Shape of Water impressed as Visually Striking Film of the Year. And mother!, Darren Aronofsky’s over-the-top psychological chiller starring Jennifer Lawrence, was deemed Campy Flick of the Year.

Among TV categories, HBO’s sleek murder mystery Big Little Lies took TV Drama of the Year, with star Nicole Kidman (as a battered wife) triumphing too. Kyle MacLachlan was Kidman’s male counterpart for Twin Peaks: The Return. Starz’s provocative gods-among-us fantasy American Gods took Unsung TV Show, fittingly as its future the freshman series’ future is reportedly up in the air. And programs each celebrating their second win in a row: TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (Current Events Show of the Year) and the Lady Gaga-loved gay performance contest RuPaul’s Drag Race (LGBTQ Show).

The Awards will be handed out at a winner’s toast in Beverly Hills on February 24.

Below is the complete list of Dorian winners.

GALECA 2017/18 DORIAN AWARDS — WINNERS

FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
Call Me By Your Name – Sony Pictures Classics (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)

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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
Wonderstruck – Amazon

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
BPM (Beats Per Minute) – The Orchard
Beach Rats – Neon
God’s Own Country – Samuel Goldwyn Films (WINNER)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Annapurna
Wonderstruck – Amazon

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR
Baywatch – Paramount
The Disaster Artist – A24
The Greatest Showman – 20th Century Fox
I, Tonya – Neon
mother! – Paramount (WINNER)

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Big Little Lies – HBO (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
Will & Grace – NBC

TV PEFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Clare Foy, The Crown – Netflix
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – HBO (WINNER)
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan – FX
Elisabeth 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 (WINNER)
Alexander Skaarsgård, Big Little Lies – HBO

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
Sense8 – Netflix
Transparent – Amazon
Will & Grace – NBC

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Gods – Starz (WINNER)
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 (WINNER)
Riverdale
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Will & Grace

‘WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!’ RISING STAR AWARD
Timothée Chalamet (WINNER)
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 (WINNER – TIE)
John Oliver
Jordan Peele (WINNER – TIE)

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 (WINNER)

TIMELESS STAR
(to a living actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Meryl Streep (WINNER)