Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Pick Dorian Award Nominees 


The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), of which I'm a proud voting member, have announced the Dorian Award nominees for 2012's best in film and television across 20 categories.

In the film category, "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Keep the Lights On," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," and "Moonrise Kingdom" are competing for the Best Picture title.

Winners of the Dorian Awards will be announced on Wednesday, January 16.

Here are the nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

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)



LGBT FILM OF THE YEAR

Any Day Now (Music Box)

Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)

Gayby (Wolfe Releasing/The Film Collaborative)

Keep the Lights On (Music Box)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit/Lionsgate)



DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (IFC)

Bully (Weinstein)

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Samuel Goldwyn)

How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)

The Invisible War (Cinedigm)

The Queen of Versailles (Magnolia)



VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR

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

Anna Karenina (Focus)

Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)

Les Miserables (Universal)

Life of Pi (Fox)

Moonrise Kingdom (Focus)



CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR

2016: Obama's America (Rocky Mountain)

Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)

Magic Mike (Warner Bros.)

The Paperboy (Millennium)

Pitch Perfect (Universal)

Rock of Ages (Warner Bros./New Line)



UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR

Bernie (Millennium)

The Cabin in the Woods (Lionsgate)

Chronicle (Fox)

Holy Motors (Indomina)

Looper (Sony)

Your Sister’s Sister (IFC)



TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

Mad Men (AMC)



TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Girls (HBO)

Happy Endings (ABC)

Louie (FX)

Modern Family (ABC)



TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTOR

Aaron Paul / Breaking Bad (AMC)

Damian Lewis / Homeland (Showtime)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Modern Family (ABC)

Jim Parsons / The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Jon Hamm / Mad Men (AMC)



TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR - ACTRESS

Claire Danes / Homeland (Showtime)

Jessica Lange / American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Julianne Moore / Game Change (HBO)

Edie Falco / Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Lena Dunham / Girls (HBO)

Sofia Vergara / Modern Family (ABC)



TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Darren Criss, "Teenage Dream," Glee (Fox)

De'Borah Garner, The Fray's "You Found Me," The Voice (NBC)

Jennifer Hudson, Tribute to Whitney Houston, The Grammys (CBS)

Megan Hilty and Katherine McPhee, "Let Me Be Your Star,” Smash (NBC)

Raza Jaffrey, Katharine McPhee and cast: "A Thousand and One Nights,” Smash (NBC)



LGBT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Happy Endings (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

The New Normal (NBC)

Smash (NBC)



CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

GCB (ABC)

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)

Liz & Dick (Lifetime)

Smash (NBC)



UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Bunheads (ABC Family)

Catfish (MTV)

Fringe (FX)

GCB (ABC)

Happy Endings (ABC)

Parenthood (NBC)



TV OR MOVIE TITLE OF THE YEAR

Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 (ABC)

GCB (ABC)

I Was Impaled (Discovery Fit & Health)

I'm Having Their Baby (Oxygen)

It's Christmas, Carol! (Hallmark Channel)



WE'RE WILDE ABOUT YOU (NEWCOMER AWARD)

Andrew Rannells

Anna Camp

Ben Whishaw

Eddie Redmayne

Ezra Miller



WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR

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

Bill Maher

Chelsea Handler

Jon Stewart

Lena Dunham

Sarah Silverman

Stephen Colbert



WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR


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

Lena Dunham

Louis C.K.

Ryan Murphy

Tony Kushner

Tig Notaro



TIMELESS AWARD

(honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit)

Sir Ian McKellen

ABOUT GALECA

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, founded in 2008 by Us Weekly television critic John Griffiths, is comprised of over 80 established film and TV critics and entertainment journalists who cover those fields for recognized media outlets across America and the United Kingdom. Our members write or report for the likes of TV Guide, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Movies.com, ETOnline, The Advocate, Out, The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, major TV network affiliates, and regional titles such as The Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, Frontiers L.A. and InsideOut Nashville. GALECA is home to the annual Dorian Awards, which honor movies and TV programs of all types. Overall, GALECA's aim is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, to preserve and champion the crafts of criticism and entertainment journalism, and to help elevate the screen arts and culture at large.

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