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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name Boyhood Film of the Year. DuVernay is Director of the Year for Selma. Moore and Redmayne Take Actor Prizes.

GALECA’S 2014/15 DORIAN AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS:

FILM OF THE YEAR
Birdman – Fox Searchlight
Boyhood – Sundance Selects/IFC
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight
The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company
Pride – CBS Films

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher – Sony Pictures Classics
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler – Open Road
Michael Keaton, Birdman – Fox Searchlight
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything – Focus Features/Universal

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Essie Davis, The Babadook – Sundance Selects/IFC
Anne Dorval, Mommy – Roadside Attractions
Julianne Moore, Still Alice – Sony Pictures Classics
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl – 20th Century Fox
Reese Witherspoon, Wild – Fox Searchlight

FILM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight
Ava DuVernay, Selma – Paramount
David Fincher, Gone Girl – 20th Century Fox
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman – Fox Searchight
Richard Linklater, Boyhood – Sundance Selects/IFC

LGBTQ FILM OF THE YEAR
The Imitation Game – The Weinstein Company
Love is Strange – Sony Pictures Classics
Pride – CBS Films
Stranger by the Lake – Strand Releasing
The Way He Looks – Strand Releasing

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Force Majeure – Magnolia Pictures
Ida – Music Box Films
Mommy – Roadside Attractions
Stranger by the Lake – Strand Releasing
Two Days, One Night – Sundance Selects/IFC

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
Obvious Child – A24
Love is Strange – Sony Pictures Classics
Pride – CBS Films
The Skeleton Twins – Roadside Attractions
Snowpiercer – Radius/TWC

DOCUMENTARY FILM OF THE YEAR
(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
The Case Against 8 – HBO
CitizenFour – Radius/TWC
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – Sundance Selects
Life Itself – Magnolia Pictures
Regarding Susan Sontag – HBO

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Birdman – Fox Searchlight
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight
Interstellar – Paramount
Snowpiercer – Radius/TWC
Under the Skin – A24

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR
Annie
Gone Girl
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Tammy

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR
Fargo – FX
The Good Wife – CBS
How To Get Away with Murder – ABC
Mad Men – AMC
The Normal Heart – HBO

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
The Comeback – HBO
Modern Family – ABC
Orange is the New Black – Netflix
Transparent – Amazon
Veep – HBO

TV DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge – HBO
Jodie Foster, Orange is the New Black -Netflix
Andrew Haigh, Looking – HBO
Ryan Murphy, The Normal Heart – HBO
Jill Soloway, Transparent – Amazon

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart – HBO
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective – HBO
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart – HBO
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards – Netflix
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent – Amazon

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder – ABC
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback – HBO
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife – CBS
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black – BBC America
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge – HBO

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Beyonce, MTV Video Music Awards – MTV
Neil Patrick Harris, “Sugar Daddy,” The Tony Awards – CBS
Jessica Lange, “Life on Mars,” American Horror Story: Freak Show – FX
Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Madonna, et al., “Same Love,” The Grammys – CBS
Prince, Saturday Night Live – NBC

LGBTQ TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Looking – HBO
Modern Family – ABC
Orange is the New Black – Netflix
Please Like Me – Pivot
Transparent – Amazon

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Getting On – HBO
Looking – HBO
Orphan Black – BBC America
Please Like Me – Pivot
Transparent – Amazon

TV CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW OF THE YEAR
Anderson Cooper 360 – CNN
The Colbert Report – Comedy Central
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
The Rachel Maddow Show – MSNBC

CAMPTY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
American Horror Story: Freak Show
How to Get Away with Murder
Jane the Virgin
Peter Pan Live!
Penny Dreadful

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Perfume Genius, “Queen”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

THE “WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU!” RISING STAR AWARD
Ansel Elgort
Jack Falahee
Ellar Coltrane
Jack O’Connell
Gina Rodriguez
Finn Wittrock

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Stephen Colbert
Rachel Maddow
Bill Maher
John Oliver
Jon Stewart

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Xavier Dolan
Neil Patrick Harris
Richard Linklater
Jill Soloway
Tilda Swinton

TIMELESS AWARD
(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
George Takei

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(PRESS RELEASE) / Tuesday, January 20, 2015 — In perhaps the latest boost to stars and studios seeking the ultimate golden statuette this awards season, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), comprised of over 110 movie and TV critics nationwide, today officially announced their choices for 2014’s finest in film and television. The wins come across 25 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-centric, from Rising Star to Music Video of the Year.

At the top of the list: GALECA deemed Boyhood, director Richard Linklater’s visceral, literally decades-spanning look at familial love, worthy of its Dorian Award for Film of the Year.

Julianne Moore in Still Alice was the group’s pick for Film Performance of the Year — Actress, while Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) took Film Performance of the Year — Actor. Ava DuVernay, who helmed the Civil Rights-era drama Selma, was named Film Director of the Year.

Pride, the true-life story of how a group of gays and lesbians championed striking blue-collar miners in Thatcher-era England, earned LGBTQ Film of the Year as well as Unsung Film of the Year honors. The Case Against 8 was chosen as Documentary of the Year over titles as varied as CitizenFour and Regarding Susan Sontag. GALECA’s Visually Striking Film of the Year is Wes Anderson’s gorgeous period romp The Grand Budapest Hotel. Into the Woods took Campy Film of the Year semi-honors.

One of the few critics associations awarding the year’s best in both film and TV, GALECA chose Amazon’s freshman breakout Transparent as TV Comedy of the Year. The life-inspired tale, starring Jeffrey Tambor as a biological man who comes out to his family as a woman, took four awards in all, including wins for Tambor and creator/director Jill Soloway. In addition, Soloway was also dubbed GALECA’s latest Wilde Artist of the Year, following in the bold footsteps of last year’s winner, James Franco.

In other categories, Lisa Kudrow took TV Performance of the Year — Actress for her return as fame-craving actress Valerie Cherish in The Comeback.

John Oliver (Wilde Wit of the Year), Neil Patrick Harris (for a certain, dazzling Tony Awards rock performance from Hedwig and the Angry Inch), pop star Sia (her stunningly choreographed filmic interpretation of “Chandelier” was Video of the Year) and TV upstart Gina Rodriguez (“We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star) were other triumphant names in the mix.

As previously announced, the group chose George Takei as the recipient of its special Timeless star tribute, given to “an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit.”

The complete list of Dorian Award winners, noted in bold among nominees, is below. GALECA’s annual, private Winners Toast will be held Sunday, March 1, in Hollywood.

For more information, visit galeca.com. Also, follow GALECA on Twitter at twitter.com/DorianAwards and become a fan at facebook.com/dorianawards.

 

FILM OF THE YEAR 

  • Argo (Warner Bros.)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)
  • Keep the Lights On (Music Box)
  • Les Miserables (Universal)
  • Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Focus)

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR

  • Alan Cumming / Any Day Now (Music Box)
  • Bradley Cooper / Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis / Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone)
  • Hugh Jackman / Les Miserables (Universal)
  • Joaquin Phoenix / The Master (Weinstein)
  • John Hawkes / The Sessions (Fox Searchlight)

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS

  • Anne Hathaway / Les Miserables (Universal)
  • Emmanuelle Riva / Amour (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Jennifer Lawrence / Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein)
  • Jessica Chastain / Zero Dark Thirty (Sony/Columbia)
  • Marion Cotillard / Rust and Bone (Sony Pictures Classics)

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