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Dorian Film Awards 2021: Minari Leads Nods Among LGBTQ+ Critics 

Dorian Film Awards

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced the nominations for its Dorian Film Awards.

Leading the pack is Minari. GALECA nominated the Steven Yeun starrer in the categories of both Best Film and Best Foreign Language Film, countering the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which had limited it to the foreign language category in the Golden Globes even though it is a U.S. production. It is followed by Nomadland (5), Promising Young Woman (4), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (3), First Cow (3), and Sound of Metal (3).

The Dorian Film Awards have breakout categories for LGBTQ+ productions. For film, the contenders are Ammonite, I Carry You With Me, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Supernova, The Boys in the Band, and Uncle Frank. For documentary, the nominees are A Secret Love, Born to Be, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, and Welcome to Chechnya, which also scored a nod in Best Documentary alongside Disclosure.

Unique to the Dorian Film Awards is the category of Campiest Flick, which includes Bad Hair, Birds of Prey, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, The Prom, and Wonder Woman 1984.

Another is the Wilde Artist Award, presented to a "truly groundbreaking force in entertainment." The contenders are Chloe Zhao, Dolly Parton, Elliot Page, Regina King, and the late Chadwick Boseman.

“It’s not a surprise that the films that came out in 2020, one of the country’s most tumultuous years, are fascinating works that feel both deeply personal and subversively political,” said Diane Anderson-Minshall, president of GALECA and CEO of Pride Media, The Advocate's parent company. “And I’m thrilled that unlike some other critics groups, our members have not relegated Minari—one of the year’s most quintessentially American films—to the foreign-language category. More than anything, Minari and Nomadland show what it means to live with autonomy and self-direction in America today.”

This is the first time GALECA, made up of over 280 journalists, has announced a separate awards list for films. Productions that received a theatrical release from January 2020 to February 2021 were considered. Last year, the critics' society began honoring television categories in a breakout ceremony

The winners will be announced at the Dorians Film Toast 2021 special April 18 on  Revry, a queer streaming platform. See the full list of nominees below.

Best Film
First Cow
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal

Best LGBTQ Film
I Carry You With Me
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Uncle Frank
The Boys in the Band

Best Foreign Language Film
Another Round
I Carry You With Me
La Llorona
Two of Us

Best Director
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Regina King, One Night in Miami

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Unsung Film
First Cow
Miss Juneteenth
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
The Assistant
The Forty-Year-Old Version

Best Documentary
Crip Camp
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Welcome to Chechnya
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Best LGBTQ Documentary
A Secret Love
Born to Be
Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
Welcome to Chechnya

Best Film Performance — Actress
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Film Performance — Actor
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Film Performance — Supporting Actress
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Candice Bergen, Let Them All Talk
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Olivia Colman, The Father
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Film Performance — Supporting Actor
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Most Visually Striking Film
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Campiest Flick
Bad Hair
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
The Prom
Wonder Woman 1984

"We're Wilde About You!" Rising Star Award
Alan S. Kim
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Maria Bakalova
Radha Blank
Sidney Flanigan

Wilde Artist Award (To a Truly Groundbreaking Force in Entertainment)
Chadwick Boseman
Chloe Zhao
Dolly Parton
Elliot Page
Regina King

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