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Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Goes Big for ‘The Favourite’

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The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced their annual Dorian Awards nominations which honor the best in film and TV. On the film front, “The Favourite” managed to live up to its title. The costume drama scored a whopping eight nominations including Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos and Best Film.

However, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” came out pretty strong as well with six nominations. For instance, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant received expected acting nods. Also, Marielle Heller landed a nomination in Best Director.

Meanwhile, “Roma” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” continue their critical dominance. Like “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” each film managed six nominations as well. But “A Star Is Born” came slightly behind with four.

On the TV side, it was “Pose” and “Killing Eve” that led the pack. They emerged a force in an overall set of diverse nominees. The full list can be seen below.

Killing Eve Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh

2018 Dorian Awards Nominations:

Best Film Of The Year:
  • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”
Best Director Of The Year:
  • Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
  • Marielle Heller, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
  • Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Performance Of The Year- Actress:
  • Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
  • Toni Collette, “Hereditary”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
  • Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Best Performance Of The Year- Actor:
  • Christian Bale, “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
  • Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
  • Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Performance Of The Year- Supporting Actress:
  • Elizabeth Debicki, “Widows”
  • Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
  • Michelle Yeoh, “Crazy Rich Asians”
Best Performance Of The Year- Supporting Actor:
  • Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
  • Timothee Chalamet, “Beautiful Boy”
  • Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther”
LGBTQ Film Of The Year:
  • “Boy Erased”
  • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • “Disobedience”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Love Simon”
Foreign Language Film Of The Year:
  • “Burning”
  • “Capernaum”
  • “Cold War”
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters”
Screenplay Of The Year:
  • Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”
  • Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Documentary Of The Year:
  • “Free Solo”
  • “RBG”
  • “Shirkers”
  • “Three Identical Strangers”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
LGBTQ Documentary Of The Year:
  • “The Gospel According To Andre”
  • “McQueen”
  • “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”
  • “Studio 54”
  • “Whitney”
Visually Striking Film Of The Year:
  • “Annihilation”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Roma”
Unsung Film Of The Year:
  • “Colette”
  • “Disobedience”
  • “The Happy Prince”
  • “Tully”
  • “We The Animals”
  • “Widows”
Campy Flick Of The Year:
  • “Aquaman”
  • “Book Club”
  • “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”
  • “A Simple Favor”
  • “Suspiria”
TV Drama Of The Year:
  • “American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • “Homecoming”
  • “Killing Eve”
  • “Pose”
TV Comedy Of The Year:
  • “Barry”
  • “Glow”
  • “The Good Place”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • “Schitt’s Creek”
TV Performance Of The Year- Actor:
  • Darren Criss, “American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace”
  • Hugh Grant, ” A Very English Scandal”
  • Billy Porter, “Pose”
  • Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
  • Ben Whishaw, “A Very English Scandal”
TV Performance Of The Year-Actress:
  • Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”
  • Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
  • Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
  • Julia Roberts, “Homecoming”
TV Current Affairs Show of the Year:
  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
  • “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
  • “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
  • “The Rachel Maddow Show”
TV Musical Performance of the Year:
  • Adam Lambert, “Believe,” 41st Kennedy Center Honors
  • Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez and Our Lady J, “Home,” Pose
  • Noah Reid, “Simply the Best,” Schitt’s Creek
  • Keala Settle, “This Is Me,” 90th Academy Awards
  • Sufjan Stevens, “Mystery of Love,” 90th Academy Awards
Campy TV Show of the Year:
  • “American Horror Story: Apocalypse”
  • “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
  • “Queer Eye”
  • “Riverdale”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
The “We’re Wilde About You!” Rising Star Award:
  • Awkwafina
  • Elsie Fisher
  • Henry Golding
  • Indya Moore
  • MJ Rodriguez
Wilde Wit of the Year (Honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse):
  • Samantha Bee
  • Hannah Gadsby
  • Kate McKinnon
  • John Oliver
  • Michelle Wolff
Wilde Artist of the Year (Honoring a truly groundbreaking force in film, stage and/or television):
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Hannah Gadsby
  • Lady Gaga
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Ryan Murphy

How do you feel about this set of nominees? Anything you were pleased to see make the cut? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

Winners will be announced on Jan. 8, 2019.

Be sure to check out our Official Oscar Predictions Page to see where this year’s films and performances rank among the contenders!

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Written by Matt St.Clair

Matt St.Clair is a freelance film journalist currently residing in Connecticut. He is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and the Online Film & Television Association.


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