BY Advocate.com Editors
December 21 2009 6:00 PM ET
Films helmed by gay directors, including Grey Gardens, Precious, and A Single Man, dominate the nominations for the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association's awards. The group announced its nominations for its first Dorian Awards for the most exceptional achievements in film and television of the year on Friday.
The association aims to embrace both mainstream and gay-themed productions, and its awards feature many unusual categories, including Campy Film of the Year, Savage Wit of the Year, and the Forever Ageless Awards, which honor an iconic film or television star as well as an indelible film or TV program.
“We are critics who happen to be gay and lesbian and have a very long-respected and unique take on culture,” says John D. Griffiths, founder of the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and its Dorian Awards.
“Critics are being pushed off the pages of newspapers across the country, and they’re a vital component in the creative community,” Griffiths adds. “They help keep Hollywood on its toes, and gay critics in particular have a certain refined sense of taste.”
Winners will be announced January 11 in Los Angeles. The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association is made up of pop-culture critics from such outlets as The Advocate, Us Weekly, Sirius XM radio, L.A. Weekly, Movies.com, and Screen International.
To read the complete list of nominees, click here.
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