LGBTQ Critics Give Top Honors to The Favourite, Pose, Schitt's Creek at Dorian Awards

Dorian Awards

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics announced the winners of the 10th annual Dorian Awards Tuesday.

The organization, made up of over 200 professional entertainment journalists, deemed the period piece The Favourite as Film of the Year.  The 18th-century satire also nabbed actress Olivia Colman the award for Film Performance of the Year — Actress for her portrayal of a queer Queen Anne and writers Deborah Davis and Tony Mcnamara the award for Screenplay of the Year.

Alfonso Cuaron earned the distinction of Director of the Year for his Spanish-language Netflix release Roma. The semi-autobiographical film, which Cuaron also wrote the screenplay for, was named Foreign Language Film of the Year.

Ethan Hawke was awarded Film Performance of the Year — Actor for First Reformed and recent Golden Globe-winner Regina King scored Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

The LGBTQ-centric drama Can You Ever Forgive Me? was honored with two Dorian Awards: LGBTQ Film of the Year and Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actor for Richard E. Grant’s turn as gay drifter Jack Hock.

Three female-led thrillers were recognized in smaller categories: Annihilation earned Visually Striking Film of the Year, Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows was awarded Unsung Film of the Year, and the Anna Kendrick- and Blake Lively-helmed A Simple Favor took home Campy Flick of the Year.

On the television side, LGBTQ stories won big. Transgender-led Pose scored TV Drama of the Year and LGBTQ TV Show of the Year. It also earned Billy Porter TV Performance of the Year and helped earn producer/co-creator Ryan Murphy the claim to Wilde Artist of the Year, which honors "a truly groundbreaking force in film, stage and/or television".

Canadian export Schitt’s Creek was awarded with both TV Comedy of the Year and Unsung TV Show of the Year for its fourth season, which heavily focused on a same-sex relationship.

Additionally, Sandra Oh earned TV Performance of the Year — Actress for her portrayal of queer spy Eve Polastri in BBC's Killing Eve.

Lesbian comedian Hannah Gadsby, who made waves this year with her Netflix special Nanette, was named Wilde Wit of the Year for “a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse.”

The society, comprised mostly of LGBTQ-identifying writers “and a few demonstrably committed ally journalists”, will present the awards Saturday with comedian and radio personality Frank DeCaro (The Daily Show, Sirius XM’s The Frank DeCaro Show) presiding as master of ceremonies at an invitation-only winners' toast.

The full list of Dorian Award winners:

Film of the Year
The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Director of the Year (Film or Television)
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (Netflix)

Film Performance of the Year — Actress
Olivia Colman, The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Film Performance of the Year — Actor
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed (A24)

Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)

Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actor
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

LGBTQ Film of the Year
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)

Foreign Language Film of the Year
Roma (Netflix)

Screenplay of the Year
Deborah Davis And Tony Mcnamara, The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Documentary of the Year
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features)

LGBTQ Documentary of the Year
McQueen (Bleecker Street Media)

Visually Striking Film of the Year
Annihilation (Paramount)

Unsung Film of the Year
Widows (20th Century Fox)

Campy Flick of the Year
A Simple Favor (Lionsgate)

TV Drama of the Year
Pose (FX)

TV Comedy of the Year
Schitt's Creek (Pop)

TV Performance of the Year — Actor
Billy Porter, Pose (FX)

TV Performance of the Year — Actress
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve (BBC America)

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year
Pose (FX)

Unsung TV Show of the Year
Schitt's Creek (Pop)

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)

TV Musical Performance of the Year
Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J, “Home,” Pose (FX)

Campy TV Show of the Year
RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1, Logo)

The "We’re Wilde About You!" Rising Star Award
Awkwafina

Wilde Wit of the Year (Honoring a Performer, Writer or Commentator Whose Observations Both Challenge and Amuse)
Hannah Gadsby

Wilde Artist of the Year (Honoring a Truly Groundbreaking Force in Film, Stage and/or Television)
Ryan Murphy

Timeless Star (Given to an Actor or Performer Whose Exemplary Career Is Marked by Character, Wisdom and Wit)
Harvey Fierstein  

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