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Parasite Dominates LGBTQ Critics' Dorian Awards With Five Wins

Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Parasite

Director Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite was the big winner in the annual Dorian Awards from the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), with five prizes, the group announced Thursday.

The South Korean class-warfare thriller was honored as the best film of the year as well as best foreign-language film. Ho received the award for best director and shared best screenplay honors with Song-Kang-ho. Han Jin-won’s performance won him the award for best supporting actor.

"When director Bong Joon Ho's Parasite practically swept our awards roster with five wins, I was not surprised,” said Diane Anderson-Minshall, GALECA president and editorial director of The Advocate. “The dynamic, darkly comic drama about a poor family conniving to live the good life speaks to the times we live in, with vivid commentary on class, inequity, and even climate change. Parasite is a perfect film for the Trump era."

Renée Zellweger won best film performance of the year by an actress for her portrayal of LGBTQ icon Judy Garland in Judy. The award for best film performance by an actor went to Antonio Banderas for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar’s semiautobiographical Pain and Glory. Jennifer Lopez’s performance in Hustlers won her best supporting film performance by an actress honors.

LGBTQ icon Lady Gaga took home two awards. She was named the Wilde Artist of the Decade in a special vote, and her Oscar duet performance of “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper was honored as the television musical performance of the year. Catherine O’Hara of SCTV and Schitt’s Creek fame received the group’s career achievement award. Booksmart director Olivia Wilde will receive the special Wilde Artist of the Year award at the Dorian Awards Winners Toast, to be held February 2 in Los Angeles. Booksmart won the Dorian Award for unsung film of the year, while Portrait of a Lady on Fire won LGBTQ film of the year.

A complete list of nominees and winners is below.

Film of the Year

Parasite (WINNER)


Little Women

Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood

Pain and Glory

Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Director of the Year

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite (WINNER)

Pedro Almodovar, Pain and Glory

Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Sam Mendes, 1917

Celine Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Film Performance of the Year — Actress

Renée Zellweger, Judy (WINNER)

Awkwafina, The Farewell

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Alfre Woodard, Clemency


Film Performance of the Year — Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory (WINNER)

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Taron Egerton, Rocketman


Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actress

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers (WINNER)

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell


Film Performance of the Year — Supporting Actor

Song Kang-ho, Parasite (WINNER)

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood


LGBTQ Film of the Year

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (WINNER)


End of the Century

Pain and Glory



Foreign Language Film of the Year

Parasite (WINNER)

The Atlantics

Pain and Glory

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

The Farewell


Screenplay of the Year

Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won, Parasite (WINNER)

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Rian Johnson, Knives Out


Documentary of the Year

Honeyland (WINNER)

American Factory

Apollo 11

For Sama

One Child Nation


LGBTQ Documentary of the Year

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (WINNER)

Circus of Books

Gay Chorus Deep South

The Gospel of Eureka



Visually Striking Film of the Year

1917 (WINNER)


The Lighthouse


Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Unsung Film of the Year

Booksmart (WINNER)

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

Fleabag (WINNER)

The Other Two


Russian Doll

Schitt’s Creek


TV Performance of the Year — Actor

Billy Porter, Pose (WINNER)

Bill Hader, Barry

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Jeremy Strong, Succession


TV Performance of the Year — Actress

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (WINNER)

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Mj Rodriguez, Pose

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

The Other Two (WINNER)

Gentleman Jack

On Becoming a God in Central Florida


Years and Years


TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

Leaving Neverland (WINNER)

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

The Rachel Maddow Show

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert


TV Musical Performance of the Year

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, “Shallow,” The 91st Academy Awards (WINNER)

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

The Politician (WINNER)

American Horror Story 1984

Big Little Lies

RuPaul’s Drag Race



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

Florence Pugh (WINNER)

Roman Griffin Davis

Kaitlyn Dever

Beanie Feldstein

Hunter Schafer


Wilde Wit of the Year

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

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (WINNER)

Dan Levy

Billy Porter

Randy Rainbow

Taika Waititi


Wilde Artist of the Decade (Special Accolade)

Lady Gaga (WINNER)

Greta Gerwig

Ryan Murphy

Billy Porter

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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