The Golden Globes may be over, and even though we didn’t necessarily see a lot of wins for queer media there, don’t despair yet. The Dorian Awards, celebrating the best in film and television according to queer critics, are right around the corner. The Dorian Awards are given by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and offer prizes in both traditional categories and more novel categories, like “campy film of the year,” and “unsung film of the year.”
The Favourite, an 18th century lesbian romance, clearly impressed the GALECA critics and has been nominated in eight different categories. Roma, Can You Ever Forgive Me, and A Star Is Born are also nominated in multiple categories. Boy Erased, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Disobedience, The Favourite, and Love Simon are nominated for LGBTQ film of the year.
Television shows are also celebrated, and Pose, the FX dance-musical, is nominated for TV Drama Of The Year and LGBTQ TV Show Of The Year. Also nominated from the small screen are Killing Eve, A Very English Scandal, and the perennially heartwarming Queer Eye.
Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA president told The Advocate: “We’re thrilled by the strong variety of films and TV performances our diverse group of members has chosen to praise. In a lovely compliment to the Time’s Up movement, several categories, including Wilde Artist of the Year, Wilde Wit of the Year, and Rising Star, are dominated by women this year. And it’s inspiring that the majority of our Director of the Year nominees are people of color, including Spike Lee, Barry Jenkins, and Alfonso Cuarón.”
The final awards will be announced and presented at the invitation-only 10th Dorian Award Winners Toast this Saturday, January 12. The private party will be hosted by radio personality Frank DeCaro.