Dorian Awards: Argo Best Film, Magic Mike and The Paperboy Share Campy Film of the Year

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The results of the Dorian Awards are in and the big winners are Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, and Keep the Lights On. Girls, Homeland, American Horror Story, Asylum and Jennifer Hudson also Triumph in GALECA’s annual race. In the much fought over Campy Film of the Year, it was a tie with Magic Mike‘s Channing Tatum and Zac Efron in The Paperboy sharing the honors.

Here’s the official announcement:

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 — The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) today announced their number-one choices for the best in film and television of 2012.

 

The group’s Dorian Award for Film of the Year went to director Ben Affleck’s fact-based C.I.A. adventure, Argo (Warner Bros.). Daniel Day-Lewis won Film Performance of the Year — Actor for his robust portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln. Anne Hathaway was chosen in the female Performance of the Year category for her singing turn as Fantine in the movie version ofLes Miserables. GALECA’s members deemed Ezra Miller worthy of their We’re Wilde About You Rising Star honor for his portrayal of a bullied gay teen in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit). LGBT Film of the Year? Director Ira Sachs’ edgy NYC romance Keep the Lights On (Music Box).

 

In the more unusual film categories, the comic drama Bernie, starring Jack Black as a murderous — but supernice — funeral director, was named Unsung Film of the Year. Channing Tatum’s guy-strippers melodrama Magic Mike and the Zac Efron-starring potboiler The Paperboy tied for the group’s novel Campy Film of the Year title.

 

On the TV side, the FX network’s wild ghosts tale American Horror Story won for TV Drama of the Year for the second straight year (Story’s “Asylum” edition tied in the category with Showtime’s conspiracy thriller Homeland). The chiller’s star, Jessica Lange, won TV Performance of the Year a second time as well. HBO’s freshman season of the edgy 20-somethings tale Girlswon TV Comedy of the Year, while ABC’s Modern Family and NBC’s freshman gay-life satire The New Normal tied for LGBT TV Show of the Year. In the TV Musical Performance race, Jennifer Hudson bested rivals from Smash and Glee to win for her stirring tribute to Whitney Huston on the Grammys. Campy TV Show of the Year honors went to Lifetime’s biopic Liz & Dick, and the Unsung TV Show award was given to ABC’s loony comedy Happy Endings.

 

In new categories, GALECA named Ryan Murphy, co-creator of American Horror StoryThe New Normal and other seminal TV hits, as Wilde Artist of the Year. Fox’s Life of Pi was the group’s pick for Visually Striking Film of the Year. As for TV or Movie Title of the Year, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 bested the likes of I Was Impaled and It’s Christmas, Carol! for that silly, er, title. 

 

The complete list of Dorian Award winners is below. A celebratory toast will be held Sunday, February 17 in Los Angeles. Winners and their representatives are welcome to attend. 

 

For more information, please visit: galeca.com and https://www.facebook.com/galecadorianawards 

Argo directed by Ben Affleck won Best Picture of the Year.

Argo directed by Ben Affleck won Best Picture of the Year.


 

GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS ASSOCIATION DORIAN AWARD WINNERS (IN BOLD)

 

FILM OF THE YEAR 
Argo (Warner Bros.)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight)
Keep the Lights On (Music Box)
Les Miserables (Universal)
Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone)
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus)

 

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Alan Cumming / Any Day Now (Music Box)
Bradley Cooper / Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein)
Daniel Day-Lewis / Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone)
Hugh Jackman / Les Miserables (Universal)
Joaquin Phoenix / The Master (Weinstein)
John Hawkes / The Sessions (Fox Searchlight)

 

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway / Les Miserables (Universal)
Emmanuelle Riva / Amour (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jennifer Lawrence / Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein)
Jessica Chastain / Zero Dark Thirty (Sony/Columbia)
Marion Cotillard / Rust and Bone (Sony Pictures Classics)

 

LGBT FILM OF THE YEAR
Any Day Now (Music Box)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)
Gayby (Wolfe Releasing/The Film Collaborative)
Keep the Lights On (Music Box)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit/Lionsgate)

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (IFC)
Bully (Weinstein)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Samuel Goldwyn)
How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)
The Invisible War (Cinedigm)
The Queen of Versailles (Magnolia)

 

VISUALLY STRIKING FILM OF THE YEAR
(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Anna Karenina (Focus)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)
Les Miserables (Universal)
Life of Pi (Fox)
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus)

 

CAMPY FLICK OF THE YEAR — (TIE)
2016: Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.)
Magic Mike (Warner Bros.)
The Paperboy (Millennium)
Pitch Perfect (Universal)
Rock of Ages (Warner Bros./New Line)

 

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR
Bernie (Millennium)
The Cabin in the Woods (Lionsgate)
Chronicle (Fox)
Holy Motors (Indomina)
Looper (Sony)
Your Sister’s Sister (IFC)

 

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR — (TIE)
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

 

Many mainstream critics didn't get "Girls" but the LGBT critics found it very funny.

Many mainstream critics didn’t get “Girls” but the LGBT critics found it very funny.

TV COMEDY OF THE YEAR
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Girls (HBO)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)

 

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR
Aaron Paul / Breaking Bad (AMC)
Damian Lewis / Homeland (Showtime)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Modern Family (ABC)
Jim Parsons / The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Jon Hamm / Mad Men (AMC)

 

TV PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTRESS 
Claire Danes / Homeland (Showtime)
Jessica Lange / American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Julianne Moore / Game Change (HBO)
Edie Falco / Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Lena Dunham / Girls (HBO)
Sofia Vergara / Modern Family (ABC)

 

TV MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 
Darren Criss, “Teenage Dream,” Glee (Fox)
De’Borah Garner, The Fray’s “You Found Me,” The Voice (NBC)
Jennifer Hudson, Tribute to Whitney Houston, The Grammys (CBS)
Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee, “Let Me Be Your Star,” Smash (NBC)
Raza Jaffrey, Katharine McPhee and cast: “A Thousand and One Nights,” Smash (NBC)

 

LGBT TV SHOW OF THE YEAR — (TIE)
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)
Smash (NBC)

 

CAMPY TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
666 Park Avenue (ABC)
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
GCB (ABC)
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
Liz & Dick (Lifetime)
Smash (NBC)

 

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR 
Bunheads (ABC Family)
Catfish (MTV)
Fringe (FX)
GCB (ABC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Parenthood (NBC)

 

TV OR MOVIE TITLE OF THE YEAR
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 (ABC)
GCB (ABC)
I Was Impaled (Discovery Fit & Health)
I’m Having Their Baby (Oxygen)
It’s Christmas, Carol! (Hallmark Channel)

 

WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU (NEWCOMER AWARD)
Andrew Rannells
Anna Camp
Ben Whishaw
Eddie Redmayne
Ezra Miller

 

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR
(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Bill Maher
Chelsea Handler
Jon Stewart
Lena Dunham
Sarah Silverman
Stephen Colbert

 

WILDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theatre and/or television)
Lena Dunham
Louis C.K.
Ryan Murphy
Tony Kushner
Tig Notaro 

 

Sir Ian McKellen will receive the "Timeless" award from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association at the Dorian Awards

Sir Ian McKellen will receive the “Timeless” award from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association at the Dorian Awards

TIMELESS AWARD (previously announced)
(honoring an actor or performer whose exemplary career has been marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Sir Ian McKellen

 

ABOUT GALECA and the DORIAN AWARDS

 

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), founded in 2008, is comprised of 80 established film and TV critics and entertainment journalists who cover those fields for recognized media outlets across America and the United Kingdom. Our members write or report for the likes of TV Guide, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Movies.com, ETOnline, The Advocate, Out, The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, major TV network affiliates, and regional titles such as The Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, Frontiers L.A. and InsideOut Nashville. With Oscar Wilde as their patron saint, the group’s collective experience continues to offer society a unique and cherished perspective on popular culture. GALECA is home to the annual Dorian Awards, which honor movies and TV programs of all types. Overall, GALECA’s aim is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, to preserve and champion the crafts of criticism and entertainment journalism, and to help elevate the screen arts and culture at large.
 

 
 

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