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LGBTQ Critics Assn. Nominations Favor International Films This Year


Entries from South Korea, France, and Spain are among the nominees.

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) announced the nominees for their annual Dorian Awards, which honor the finest movies, performances, and contributions across a host of mainstream and LGBTQ-focused categories.

South Korea's Parasite and the French lesbian romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire each gathered six nominations while director Pedro Almodovar's Pain and Glory received five.

"It's a true testament to the rising impact of global films - and the ability of film to move us in any language - to see films from a variety of countries rank so highly with our Dorian Award voters" said Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA President and Editorial Director for The Advocate.

In the LGBTQ categories, Booksmart, End of the Century, Pain and Glory, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and the Elton John biopic Rocketman were all nominated for LGBTQ Film of the Year. Euphoria, The Other Two, Pose, Schitt's Creek, and Tales of the City were nominated for LGBTQ TV Show of the Year. In the LGBTQ Documentary of the Year, Circus of Books, Gay Chorus Deep South, The Gospel of Eureka, 5B, and Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street all received nods.

There are plenty of recognizable names among the nominees this year. Sam Mendes is nominated as Director of the Year for his epic World War I movie 1917, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is nominated for Film of the Year, Laura Dern is nominated for Film Performance of the Year - Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, while Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Al Pacino and Joe Pesci (The Irishman) all received nods for Film Performance of the Year - Supporting Actor.

Formed in 2009, GALECA is composed of 260 paid television and film journalists for reputable media outlets in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Unlike other more traditional awards, the Dorians have a much more diverse and non-traditional range of considerations.

Alongside awards for best film, director, screenplay, and performances of the year, there are also categories for the most visually striking film, the most campy film and TV show, and the Wilde Wit of the Year.

Listed below is a complete list of this year's nominees. Categories with six or more contenders involve a tie.

Film of the Year

Little Women
Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Director of the Year

Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Film Performance of the Year -- Actress

Awkwafina, The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong'o, Us
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renee Zellweger, Judy

Film Performance of the Year -- Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Film Performance of the Year -- Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Film Performance of the Year -- Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood
Song Kang-ho, Parasite

LGBTQ Film of the Year

End of the Century
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Foreign Language Film of the Year

The Atlantics
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Farewell

Screenplay of the Year

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won, Parasite
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Documentary of the Year

American Factory
Apollo 11
For Sama
One Child Nation

LGBTQ Documentary of the Year

Circus of Books
Gay Chorus Deep South
The Gospel of Eureka
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Visually Striking Film of the Year

The Lighthouse
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Unsung Film of the Year

Her Smell
Gloria Bell
The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Campy Flick of the Year

Knives Out

TV Drama of the Year


TV Comedy of the Year

The Other Two
Russian Doll
Schitt's Creek

TV Performance of the Year -- Actor

Bill Hader, Barry
Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, Succession

TV Performance of the Year -- Actress

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Mj Rodriguez, Pose
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year

The Other Two
Schitt's Creek
Tales of the City

Unsung TV Show of the Year

Gentleman Jack
On Becoming a God in Central Florida
The Other Two
Years and Years

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
The Rachel Maddow Show
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Leaving Neverland

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, "Shallow," The 91st Academy Awards
Lizzo, "Truth Hurts," VMAs 2019
Megan Mullally, "The Man That Got Way," Will & Grace
Annie Murphy, "A Little Bit Alexis," Schitt's Creek
Michelle Williams, "Who's Got the Pain?," Fosse/Verdon

Campy TV Show of the Year

American Horror Story 1984
Big Little Lies
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Politician

The "We're Wilde About You!" Rising Star Award

Roman Griffin Davis
Kaitlyn Dever
Beanie Feldstein
Florence Pugh
Hunter Schafer

Wilde Wit of the Year
(Honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Dan Levy
Billy Porter
Randy Rainbow
Taika Waititi
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Wilde Artist of the Decade (Special Accolade)

Lady Gaga
Greta Gerwig
Ryan Murphy
Billy Porter
Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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