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Schitt's Creek, Hollywood Lead Nods for LGBTQ+ Dorian TV Awards 

Dorian Awards

Schitt's Creek is a hit with LGBTQ+ critics.

The final season of the heartwarming Pop TV comedy created by Eugene and Dan Levy received a whopping seven nominations for the Dorian TV Awards, selected by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. It was recognized more than any other show.

Nods include Best TV Comedy, Best TV Performance - Actress (Catherine O'Hara), Best TV Performance - Actor (Eugene Levy), Best Supporting TV Performance - Actress (Annie Murphy), Best Supporting TV Performance - Actor (Dan Levy), Best LGBTQ TV Show, and Best TV Musical Performance (Noah Reid, “Always Be My Baby.")

Gay star Dan Levy is also nominated for the Wilde Wit Award, which honors "a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse."

Closely following Schitt's Creek, GALECA recognized Netflix's Hollywood, Ryan Murphy's revisionist, inclusive history of Tinsel Town, with six nominations. It also gave love to HBO's Bad Education (4), HBO's Watchmen (4), Netflix's The Crown (3), Netflix's Dead to Me (3), FX's Mrs. America (3), and FX's What We Do in the Shadows (3).

“With a global pandemic, severe economic strife, the gut-punches of racism and police brutality proverbially hitting us all — this might not seem like the right time for fluffy showbiz awards,” said GALECA President Diane Anderson-Minshall, CEO and editorial director of Pride Media, The Advocate's parent company. “But it may be more important than ever now to embrace and champion quality stories and push the real Hollywood’s entitled writers, producers, executives and PR reps out of their bubble and into truly reflecting America’s diversity for a change. They have so much power, and entertainment journalism groups like GALECA can make them accountable.” 

Added GALECA Executive Director John Griffiths: “Stereotypical, or worse, depictions of LGBTQs and people of color have greatly contributed to the pain America is in right now. GALECA and its partner organization CGEM: Critics Groups for Equality in Media are determined to press media companies to take more responsibility and hire more underrepresented voices, voices that might say, ‘Hey, why, in 2020, is every single character on this show white, rich, and straight except for the token Black, indigenous, Latinx, Asian and/or queer baddie or comic foil?'”

To this end, Griffiths also committed to expanding the voting body of GALECA. At present, women make up only 20 percent, and people of color 16 percent.

The board is reviewing "actionable-now steps to bolster representation of People of Color, women, trans, non-binary and genderqueer professional journalists in our ranks — for the vital big picture and to make our Dorian Awards as rich and reflective of the LGBTQ eye as possible," he said.

Winners of the Dorian TV Awards will be announced August 21. Look at the nominees below.

BEST TV DRAMA
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Killing Eve (BBC America/AMC)
Ozark (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

BEST TV COMEDY
Better Things (FX)
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Insecure (HBO)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
The Good Place (NBC)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

BEST TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES
Bad Education (HBO)
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
Mrs. America (FX/Hulu)
Normal People (Hulu)
Watchmen (HBO)

BEST TV PERFORMANCE - ACTRESS
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America (FX/Hulu)
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me (Netflix)
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve (BBC America/AMC)
Regina King, Watchmen (HBO)
Laura Linney, Ozark (Netflix)
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek (Pop)

BEST TV PERFORMANCE - ACTOR
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education (HBO)
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)
Paul Mescal, Normal People (Hulu)
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood (Netflix)
Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)

BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE - ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America (FX/Hulu)
Julia Garner, Ozark (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Bad Education (HBO)
Patti LuPone, Hollywood (Netflix)
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek (Pop)
Jean Smart, Watchmen (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING TV PERFORMANCE - ACTOR
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Joe Mantello, Hollywood (Netflix)
Josh O'Connor, The Crown (Netflix)
Jim Parsons, Hollywood (Netflix)

BEST TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Cynthia Erivo, “Stand Up,” 92nd Academy Awards (ABC)
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Music, Music Everywhere!” John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix)
Jennifer Lopez & Shakira, Halftime Show, Super Bowl LIV (Fox)
Janelle Monáe & Billy Porter, Opening Number, 92nd Academy Awards (ABC)
Noah Reid, “Always Be My Baby,” Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

BEST LGBTQ TV SHOW
Bad Education (HBO)
Hollywood (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Vida (Starz)
We’re Here (HBO)
Work in Progress (Showtime) 

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM
Cheer (Netflix)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)
Visible: Out on Television (Apple TV+)

BEST UNSUNG TV SHOW
Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)
Gentified (Netflix)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Mrs. Fletcher (HBO)
One Day at a Time (Pop)
Vida (Starz)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Work in Progress (Showtime) 

MOST VISUALLY STRIKING SHOW
Hollywood (Netflix)
The Crown (Netflix)
The Mandalorian (Disney+)
Watchmen (HBO)
Westworld (HBO)

CAMPIEST TV SHOW
AJ and the Queen (Netflix)
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix)
The Great (Hulu)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix)

WILDE WIT AWARD
Dan Levy
Randy Rainbow
Hannah Gadsby
Cate Blanchett
Trevor Noah

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